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:. c b gre g*. fcioi*»l Meeting 
Jaimaacy 17, 1970 



[~.:-. Uaiazl CD^^re wfc iio.'ial ifesUng ef ursimis Unite! Glauroh of ChriBt 
was held fellotdng it oelicious covered dish supper, UVenty-flve (2J?) 
members, plus children attended. 

John Holshouser, president for the coming year, presented the annual 
report* He mentioned that the pulpit committee has considered fourteen 
men as prospective ministers and that eight have been contacted. There 
are two or three new prospects m the horizon- Mr. Bellinger, currently 
«px>plying in Lexington and Mr. James Peeler, Lexington. J4r. Porter 
Sex veil will continue to supply our pulpit until we can secure a 
permanent minister* 

50he response for building program Suuda lias been good and a report will 
be printed in the bulletin soou. 

Consistory will meet on January 25th, at the Church. Officers for 1970^ 

are as follows j 

President- Mr. John L. Eolshouser, Jr. 

Vice President- Mr. Bobby J. Beaver 
Beoording Secretary- Mrs. J. Siatler Miller 
Hnaiicial Secretary- Hr. ban Lowery 
treasurer- !!r. Marvin Kail 

Mrs. Clyde Barrier asked about carpet and Trustee, ?I,Q. Itoyal said 
estimate was made for carpet all over the ohuroh with ruaaers in the 
Educational Building* 

Mrs* Virginia Eolshouser has agreed to coordinate draperies and wall 
colors for parsonage when a minister is secured. 

The meeting' was adjourned following a motion made by Harold Seo.n2i1a.rdt 
and seconded by Hugh Boat* 



Respectfully submitted, 



Mrs. J. Statler Miller 
Recording Secretary 




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3oaeie*e>23 ?<•.••-••• fcing 
jaauaxy 2£ t 1970 



m tlx si Gomistoiy ffeetiag of 1?7' «s heli in the Church Sd Lcatloasl 
Baildiag with all BMsabes^ present except L. C. TJolehouaer, who was scut 
of town. True tees M.C, Royal, R.W. Brown, and Wade Piaher were also 
present; . 

John L* Holsheuser opened the meeting with prayer and the minutes from the 
previous meeting and annual eoh|sregati©na3 meeting were read and approved, 

1. Bill Hall contacted Don Lyerly as a prospective mirdster and 
reported that he van tod to know what the president of our conference 
Ihinfcs * 

2. Harold S&rnliardt had not seen Jaaea Peeler, but will do so right away. 

3. John Eolshouaer reported that Hr. Dellinger is reafy tc- take on 
a full charge and that he will get in touch with him soon. 

Inhere was no Treasurer's report since it had just appeared in the Annual 
Bcport, 

Dan Lovexy, financial secretary, said he deposited 1210.00 to the Building 

lund and fthat $2 # 0OQ«OO had been received in pledgee. Btdlding $und erwelopes 
will he put in each pew aa soon as they can be secured. 

HEW 2U5IHSSS- 

1. H. W. Brown gave the lEruetee'a Eepmrt, 

'Oii-caf.tilon on wbother or not to pay aa organist, offer aoney 

toward or^an lessons, give a contribution, etc. was deferred 

until Itebrusasy meeting, 
3. Jackie Taylor says pianos seed to he tuned, fJancy Miller agreed 

to check on this, 

U, The Gonsistorj approved Gayle Hall 1 3 request that "Lara's Theme" 
and the "Theme from Homeo & Juliet" he played at her wedding on 
June 1970. 

a 5, It was moved and seconded that the American Ssd Cross- could give 
their Htaiidarfi First Aid Course in the clmrch basement on five 
successive Mondays from 7*00-9*00 beginning February 2nd. 
6« liarold rainier will take over printing of Bulletins beginning 
Stebruaaey 3 th. 

7. H.O. itogpl asked about eoBonuiion for shut Ins. An annouooement will be 
made in the bulletin asking those who desire ccssaaaica to get in 
touch with John Eclshouser. Ke plans to make arrangements with 

Dr. Peck "who has expressed desire to give such service, 

8. Trus bee £« W# Bromt will aafce a recommendation at our yebmaiy 
meeting concerning a means of enabling disabled members to enter 
oaer church. 

9. Dan. Lowery made the motion, seconded by Bob Heaver, that the Trustees 
go ahead with plans to renovate the church as voted on at our 
December Congregational Meeting, 

The meeting was adjourned at 8? 30 p,m« 

Hespeotfully submi feted. 



Mrs. Nancy Miller 
Recording Secretary 



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Coneisto cy Keating 
^sbruary I 1 -, 1970 



2h® meeting was called to 02 *2c r »nd opened Hfch 5. prayer b„ ur 2 aidant, 
John,!', Eblshtmser, The miroites were read end approved. 

SSc©a»a»6if*e import- A action was made and passed stating that the Hayes 
Estate and Building ftand he combined in future reports . E«C«C«H« id.ll be 
paid nnarterly. 

Old Business- 

A, Seeming a Pastor 

1, Letter has been mailed to Mr, Dillin^er, aafeing that he come 

to our church sad visit the church, and people, 
S« Lss Belshouser reported that he talked with Br. Fespexman 

about helping' us get a pastor, 
:>, John raontionod that he had •written to Way&e Sardaaer and received 

a reply that he wasn't interested. 
U, Ho report on Jsmes Peeler. 
"5, Envelopes for the Building Fund are to be purchased, rubber stamped 

and In the pews by Feb. 22, 
C, John checked with our interim organist and she will accept a 

contribution toward fathering her awsic education following her supply. 

Trustees Report v&s given by 2!. 0. Hoyal« 

X* She floor oovering; man is ready when ve are, 

2, The tile work has been completed ai the parsonage. 

3, Eepair work vill be started in the church buil&i ^ in g~3 w^eko. 

Hew Business- 

1, Fred Fddanbeur will check on who hes Easter sunrise service 
this year* 

2, It vac decided thi t we activate the old painting oc-fi&iit&ee under 
the direction of Fred Hidenhour and to paint the nursery. 

3, Bill Hall said he would Formica the cabinet tops in the parsonage 
when Hugh 7>ost brings him the color samples, 

The meeting was adjourned fell owing a action by Dan bowery, 

Respectfully subaitted, 



Hancy I, Miller 
KeoorJlng. Sec cetary 



3ousie"cory Meeting 
March 15, 1970 



John L. hoisfioussr, president, opened the consistory soeeting wish a prefer. 

The lainutas of the previous meeting vers read and approved, 'ine troasurer ' s 
report was a&cte by Mil Hall. 

OLSj 35Sil3E3S» 

1. Harold Earnhardt reported that he haa spoken to fae Bev. Mr. 

J asses Peeler, Maui's Chapel, Lexington conoernxng the possibility of 
his beoonin& our pastor. Mr. Peeler said he would let us know if 
he was interested. 

2. Mr. jjxlliis^r sas to ooms for a visit on Sebruaxy 2o, but it had 
to OS postponed, he indicated that he was not interested in 
becoming peator of Ur sinus. Mr. Alcorn will be contacted for 
further leads. 

3. She aaatter of the stained glass windows was brou^.ii» up a^d it waj 
decisied that xkey would be fixed when necessary. 

HEW BUSINESS; 

1. h& tters for transfer were received from 
Mr. and Mrs. J. a. Sachs 
Christ d.O.O. 
MLoomlXi^iim, Indiana 

Mr. and Mrs. David Garner 
Memorial ¥.0.0. 
nexin*?tou f *».*J. 

2« 'ine motion wus aaae and pasaeu tnat aits, hay /eaxax sort out 

ana purcnase new coya for tne aiursery. 
3* It was brought out that some vana&Iism is taking place in the 

Muucatibonai JMilding. A close check 'will be kept. 

Ihere was no itiore business so tne meeting was adjourneu. 

Respect fully submitted, 

Hanoy E« Miller, 
Recording Secretary 



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Co eii ";o~ ' Meeting 
Arril 19 / 1970 



president Ifofr: Itol jhouser called the meeting to order vf.fch prefer. She 
minutes -re sead aad approved. Bill Sail, treasurer, &ave his report. 

1. John reported that he had two conferences with Kr« Alcorn concerning 

Dillinger and that he's definitely not interested. 

2, Farold Earnhardt vent to sea James Peeler and he is not interested 
in making a charge at this time. He will get in touch with us 

If and when he* 3 ready to make a move. 

HEW BOBSWi 

1. Jaakie Utejylda?, chairman Kindergarten Committer, made a report to 
the Consistory and asked for our approval to continue with the 
program another year. Bill Hall made the motion wfcieh nas passed 
unanimously that the program continue. Jackie said they have 21 
registered for the fall term and that the fee will ho raised to 
*-2C per month. 

2. E, W. Brown reported for the trustees. A motion w made and 
passed to accept report on chancel furniture made the the Ifege 
Church $tai£turs Co. in Hbemarle, 'The furniture will cost $2,723 
s&d will he ready in ?0 days, 

Semolelinr has been hell up doe to a delay in receiving carpet. 
M soon as carpet arrives, the painters will resume voxk and the 
carpet will he laid. 

A motion was passed fleuthorissing the Hftrustees to borrow up 
to |£ 9 000 if needed in order to pay hills ttpon oompletlcr; of work. 
r"3ti:j'ate.l ~or»t iss $2823 chancel furniture 

1^68 carpentry 
3000 carpet 

painting parsonage and ofoxtroh 
Tr» hv&X&ZnQ fun:! will take oars of snae it this hut 15000 is -needed 
tc Oemptete payments, A notice will be put in the bulletin asking 
for these .funds from the congregation sic we won't have to "borrow. 
3„ Iftnisters- Jehu reported that Kbf, Oelwell will not ho available 
during due to increased activities at the college. Supply 
ministers will Vie secured, 

John will get in touch wish Thomas Madriu, a minister outside 
of Leriafftor, and Guy Slsher of Peaohland, Harold Sbalts* 

Pratta^ille, /,1a, is interested in moving hut no plana were oa.de 
to contact him* 

k* Kary Peeler has submitted rasignation as organist, /lice Linker 
will he asked to assume the responsibilities of organii&t. 

5. M. 0, Royal has submitted that Ralph Brown has been tailing care 
of the aesaetcey and has asked for permission to pour cement around 
the old stones so that mowing will he possible. Permission ws.s 
tc he given by the Sruetees, 

The meeting was adjourned until the third Sunday ni^it in May. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nancy H. Miller, 

Recording Secretary 



1- r , to: „ V.v .king 

".17, 1970 



She meeting was celled to order by the pre&ldent, John L, I - " . . . 
Minutes f;-- the pSBthrioug meeting t*er« reed and approved. 3111 2all made 
the treasurer's report. 

0U3 BBSXSSSSl 

1. letters vera witter, to *tr. 3^&xi» and Mr, Guy 31ahex concerning 

a new minister .few Primus* Filter visited with the Consistory 
and interested members of the congregation one Monday evening in 
Ipril and wiH 3et us know in the next few voefca if he is interested 
in occiiiig to xrrs3r.ua. If he decides to coue, the whole congregation 
will be notified by mail :>f the date when he will preach a trial sermon. 

t* Ajsy Hdenheux and Ohexyl Peeler «>xe te&iag organ ieafione at Pfeiffex 
College arid have asked for permission to practice on the church 
organ. 4, t-otion was made t© that affect and passed ur^d^ously. 

2. 33be typewri'tet in the office needs servicing. John will see that 
this aj&ttex ie taken eaae of. 

3. S&MU Linker will play the organ hut will not direct. Ye will 
aJtek Mrg • Haxguexite Hlsenheiiaex bo help out. 

!{« The oarpet- in &he nursery will "be straightened out when the rug 

man COmSS. 

- snpply minister will he secured fox *lay 31, since te# Seiwell 
and Dr. Peek will not ee available. 

Ilr. S * ¥• hrown reported that the Boats (6.4., Eogh, and Spencer) will 
pay for the ohancel furniture. 

Tlw painters have finished the painting on the outside of the church. 
!3Jbe paxeonage needs to 'bo completed. $15>00 is i-jeeded to complete all 
remodeling. 

She meeting was ad;$ouxne&# 

Heapocit folly submitted, 

Saaoy E« Miller, 
Seeox&lng Seoxetaxy 



IIOfEis the ainutee from the Consistory meetings of June, July, and 
Aiagast are missing • 



wOnsiia uO^-'j ..IGvtiUJ^J 

er tmbev 80, 1970 



Tho regular aaetintf of the Coaaiatoxy of teiflUe C:i5ted Shwcca of Christ 
was celled to order I© tbA president* John Eolshouser* A prayer was said 
by oi33? new pastor, Guy $•» Usher. 

!£her<2 were no Binutes road. Bill Hall gave the treasurer's ^oport. 

1. A thank you was reoe i Ted from Catawba College for our contribution 

Sjo the Catawba Chapel in the amount of £250. 

2, V/fi received a letter from Sast rowan Hi(£h School eonoer-alus our 
payment $owaa?d the bible instructor. S5.ll It&ll said he would 

try W attend the meeting taesiay nigjht to get the matter straitened 
out. 

3« fir* Slsher reported on the Stewardship workshop wh'ab h4j and Dan 
Lowexy attended in Knnnapolis . SEhay stressed that a year around 
e^h&sis should be pat on atefwardahip instead of a eetteonal one. 
Tin Board of Deacons will, meet September 30 at 7O0 at the 
hoasi of ^ohn E&lshouser to disausa SteWwds&ip and tLw budget far 
the coaiv year. 

li. in lasteHatiflsa service for tir* Fisher- will be helcJ o Sunday, 
ITovenibe-; 1, Hie Ssv, Ifc. Edward Hcom and tlx* Li^itboarne will 
officiate. 

$ m l v r. L. 3* Kclshouser will accompany llx. Pisher as a aelo&ute to 
the third annual Western Asaoioatlon Conference meeting fee be 
held cn October 13 uL frinity Oiruroh in Ccnever, 

6. linber vili order xu&ierials for the oonfix'ifiation olass w&Ub. 
will be ar^aiasd in the near future. 

7. the" old altar furniture is not; for sale and will be stored, since 
it W8I3 ssllds by former parishioners * 

c» L f oifu.. J. reoep 6">.on will uo held fox* uh€ fisnsr fsa&Jly in the 
ohuroh baseaii&&t on Sunday ni$hi# October n# ly70 at $100 p.m. 

OLD BUOIJISoOi 

lis-. 1« ¥. brown gB*t the trustees report, fhsjy m®. v&itlaf for the 
painter So cone and do the outside of the church ml parso2|a^e» The 
choir chairs are to arrive this aaonth and will cost an additional ,^>00» 
SSbey tlitiilc the.; have this taken care of. 

It was suggested fee the 'trustees that .•:.•:» aey for robe ©lea&ing* choir 
refresViOiiiiljnt-3, etc. be taken oar© of by the Masio l&saorial Fond. 

fhe iiee sin_ mi MjflNonod ontil October 18 « 

Oeapeotfally tfabsaitsed, 

Ka&ey St. Miller, 
Ooooraing Secretary 



Consistory i-ieeting 
October IS, V)JO 



Ins meeting 1 was called to order and sit© atomies from the last meeting 1 
were read and npproved. Bill Hell gave the treasurer' s report* 

1. Th& Deacons met to discuss she stewardship program for the coming 
..rear. Stewardship will be emphasised each 2 aontns using a 
stewardship cidendar which mil be distributed to each family 

in the congregation, posters, bulletin inserts, etc. 

2. 14r. Usher reported ontthi third annual Wee tern Association 
Conference, inex'e were mum ^ooa reports, he meivcionea th&o 

' f !Dhe Story of one bouuhern c'/cod" ooo&s neea to be sold* I'hey 
cost *0o. I'hjre has been a loss in membersnip in the conference 
but fins.nc.ial support, das increased. 

Painting of the parsonage will oe done in the spring* w« ow 4 3000 
on the remodeling ana £2>0Q was oorroweu nixom tne fame to pay aiiis. fhey 
errpeot to come is for the choir chairs. 

i'he (ionsistoigr suggested that the trustees prepare a re-oorv to be 
presented to the congregation on Bbvember 8. 

WIN bJblhwous 

1. Presentation of the 1971 bucket, nr. noxenouser mowed and it 
was seconaed by harolu harniiarat snat tne aud*?et oe unproved, it 
passed unanimously. 

2. We plan to out on a year ena arive for cne rem4inin^ |*/C300 needed 
to meet fcxae current ouaweu. 

A motion was made by nr. noianouser that tne church pa,y ail organist 

$L$*0Q a weei£ to oe taken out of tne naviu m. Holshouser Memorial 

A'Uiiu. It was passed unanimously, 
h. Hr. wisher Baiu that confirmation classes were to uaxui xn fiifveoiner. 
>• A men's Dinner meeting will be ijeiu on ootoo«r 29 at ot. Janes 

0»C«C* in Mt. Pleasant. .Several men clan to actenu from Jrsinus. 

6. k letter of transfer was received from mre. r. «/. Uoldston to 
Mew tiiiead b.C.o. Uoneoru, w.U. 

7. A notice was received £zxm the HsB nopartment. johu saiu he 
thousnt he had tsjeen care of tins but wooiu look into it again. 

u. A speoAau. revues o, over ana beyond the cud^st. wat> made by tne 

£UQ •(*•!£• for additional luuus. special envelopes will oo placed in 
the mx& so cnat those wistiin# to matte a sueoiai contribution 
ma,/ do so. 

^. it was orou&ns up that the tablet of ministers at the front of 
the church building be orou&ht up to date to inciuae our new 
minister. ±4r. Guy wisher. l : his will be taken care of namediateiv. 

She meeting was adpourned. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Hancv iu Miller, 
necoroing secretary 



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s&w&esi S0# 1970 



Eha coK&luea Coaaietoxy (old and new) iaet at tue 'mm of oar president, 
John L. SHblaWmsai?. 

1. Hr. Fieher will secure a lay delegate for the E.G. CM, to 
x*epr©#©nt Ursinus An 1971 • 

2, Ida! Help is ia need for- ftaa&a sad a motion was sjaie, seconded 

and passed that tne offering at tha frmcHelitZht service on Christmas 
'iii i>® for this voietli-v?hil« endeavor* 

3» Bill Hall •'••fctwrtad that we only tmeO about $100 to raeet our current 
bud&et, 

ii, idsxition of officers for ly7l* 
Harold Bernhardt, President 
John Solshousar,, Vice President 
Li&ziay Killer, fcecordi-nfr- Secr&tarv 
»iean ftuikett, i*%ftartci;il 8©C3?©tary 
Dr, Hol*hmjeer, 'Preaeurer 

$26*00 still owd on renovation. 

ktstm&lamuux vera ay.cved by waney HolsjiouHar and the iae»&i3w waa adjouxned 
shortly after, 

«te«T)ftctf»jllY submitted, 
nanov a. Miller, 



Conventional 
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|£he Cii'iuutji coi^stiutioaal as&itijag w&« called so oxv*er oy our mnistier, 
lOud Sot. Hr* Quy ?l#ber, ©sere were if( adult membora present, 

O^rfcif io&t«s of Apprar.iat.lon -were presented to the following members 

for tte&r services dup&ag the past years 

Mrs. Huth Beaver, "President Woaen ' e Guild 
Kr« Dasi Lowexy, i^n&ooial Secretary for it years, 
ftp. John. Hdlshouser, President Comistory 2 ya«a?s» 
Mr, Bill Hall, 'Osw&surer. 

All asmher-s were re^gaiaed for the .lofts they are doing, 

A brief memorial service was held foreour rnwrnvx-H who passed away during 
"siie year 1970s 

Mr, $hoffla@ H, Hineiia»it 

Mrs, J, M, Holwhonsef 

lie, J, Yorfee I^alar 

Kir* (*« Walter Peeler 

A prayer was ^to and. the e<S»ngre«*ati<sss e*»w *vn nij».n^e of »*jn«t 4*9 I »?n w 
aooompaaied oy Helen Barnnardt at the piano, 

"A Story of the Southern Synod", 000k, was offered for ©sale at 

?he ©MMeski ioired in tbe sin*gin$ of "Oot Ba Ya,« 

•She Annual Report was distriouted to each family end the past President 
John L. Hoisijonser read the oonslatory report, 

UThe henedioat Ion was said the the ^.nlsterj i*jy F, Fisher, 

JRespeotfnl ly submttited ,. 

rtJUHv*- Miller, 
Heeorddrwr Secretary 



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An Annual congregational meeting was held on January 16, 1971 • 2ne minutes 
are missing. Mrs. Nancy Miller was the recording secretary at the time. 
The following report is what pastor Guy Fisher remembers of the meeting 
five years later. 

1. It was a covered-dish dinner meeting with a good turn out. Pastor 
Fisher met some of the members for the first time. We all seemed 
to enjoy the food and fellowship. 

2. Reports from the various organizations were given. Mr. John Holshouser 
presided at the meeting. 

3. A brief memorial service was held for those who had died during 1970* 
(see annual report booklet for names). 

k* A loss was reported in membership due to the granting of letters of 
people who had joined other churches over the past two years during 
which time Ursinus was without pastoral leadership. 

5. A budget of 118,899.00 was adopted for the year of 1971. 

6. The pastor and his family received boxes of food as gifts of the 
members of the congregation. 



A consistory meeting was held on January 17, 1971 • The minutes of this meeting 
are also missing. 

About the only thing pastor Fisher can remember about the meeting is that 
he reported that he had started holding devotions in the Rockwell Rest Home 
every Fttday afternoon. The bulletins show that the pastor was busy visiting 
the membership, working with the youth program, oonductigg a confirmation 
class, preaching, and celebrating Communion along with the congregation. 



Guy F. Fisher 
pastor 



February 21, 1971 



The Consistory met in the conference room of the church, The meeting 
was called to order by the new president, fir. Harold Earnhardt, lie opened 
with a prayer. 

The minutes of the last meeting (which are missing) were read and 
approved. The minutes of the annual congregational meeting were read (which 
are also are missing) were approved. 

OLD BUSINESS i 

1. Mr. Harold Earnhardt and Mrs. J. Statler Miller (Nancy) will act 
as lay representatives to the B.C. CM. 

2. It was announced that the offerings from the candlelight service 
on Christmas Eve did go to support the Dial Kelp program. 

3. President Harold Earnhardt and Secretary, Nancy Miller signed an 
employmnent contract persuant to authority of the consistory for 
the maintenance of the church. Mr. Earnhardt will take it to Mrs. 
Helen Lowery for her signature. Mrs. Lowery was to receive the 
check. Her father, Mr. Tom Linker, was to do the cleaning of the 
church. This was largely done for income tax purposes. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

Dr. L. C. Holshouser gave his report. It was mentioned that our monthly 
collections are not sufficient to meet the proposed budget. It was re- 
commended that ifea a monthly report of the financies be placed as an 
insert in the bulletin. A quarterly report will also be given to the 
congregation. 

NEW BUSINESS 

1. I!r. Harold Earnhardt mentioned that felt tips are needed on some of 
the handbells and that a cover is missing. Mrs. Harold Eariihardt 
(Helen) and Mrs. Hugh Sost (Rena) will be asked to take care of this. 

2. There have been some items rfcfeak taken fr^m the kindergarten and the 
pastor 1 s study. A motion was made and passed that new locks be in- 
stalled in tlie hall outside of the study and conference room. Mr. 

M. 0. Royal will take care of the locks and the pastor will call about 
installation of a telephone outside the church office. A motion was 
made and passed concerning the installation of the telephone. 

3« Mr. Hugh Boat will secure bids for air conditioning the entire 
parsonage and report to the trustees for action. 

k* Pastor Pisher reported that the United Church of Christ Retirement 
Home, in Newton, N. C. is coming along nicely and that a drive will 
probably be coming in the near future to help match funds already 
donated by Mr. Abernathy of Newton. 



February 21, 1971 meeting cont'd 

5. Pastor Fisher reported tentative plans have been made for joint 
Holy Week services with the Emmanuel Lutheran and the St, James 
Lutheran Church. The schedule is listed below: 

April k Confirmation of Ursinus Members on Palm Sunday, 

$ Joint service at St. James, 7s 00 p, m. Pastor Fisher to assist, 

6 " " " Emmanuel, " " " " " preach. 

7 " " " Ursinus " " H " " assist. 

8 Maundy Thursday Communion Service-— Ursinus Only. 

9 Our own Good Friday service. 

10 Joint sunrise serve at Ursinus at 6:30 a. m. 

6. The consistory gave Pastor Fisher the go ahead to begin work on a long- 
range spiritusL growth program for Ursinus. His hope is to have this 
climax in 1975 at which time Ursinus will celebrate its SevBnty-Fifth 
Anniversary . 

The meeting was adjoured following the benedict Aon by pastor Fisher. 



Hespectfully submitted, 

Nancy H. Miller, 
Secretary 



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March 21, 1971 



President Harold Earnhardt opened the regular meeting of the consistory 
with a prayer. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Dr. L. C. Holshouser gave the treasurer's repsrrt. 

OLD BUSINESS 

1. Mr. Hugh Bost has received one bid on air conditioning the parsonage. 
He will wait and give his full report when he gets another bid. 

2. Pastor Pisher reported on a spiritual growth program furor for Ursinus. 
He read a passage of Scripture from the 3^ chapter of Revelation 
which was pertinent to our situation. He issued a challenge to the 
members of the consistory to lead the church in this program of 
growth. The challenge consisted of imporvement in the following 
areas of the church life: 

a* better attendance at the Sunday morning worship services. 

b. increased participation in the Church School program. 

c. increased involvement in Women's Guild. 

d. growth in church membership. 

e. ministering, mission, and evangelism. 

Mr. Hugh Bost will act as chairman of the Elders and get tliem together to 
set some goals and make a plan for the rest of the consistory members to carry 
out. The Under Sphpherd Plan was mentioned and this will be looked into. 

Mr. Jean Bucket t, superintendent of the Chierch School, will meet with 
his committee and teachers on March 28th to set their goals and plan of work 
to help meet the pastor's challenge. 

The Deacons will work on stewardship. Mrs. Glenn Misenheimer (Marguerite) 
who is the president of the Women's Guild, will be asked to see what can be 
done through the women of the ohuroh. Hopefully, we can all work together to 
imporve the health of our church. 

MEW BUSINESS 

1. Pastor Pisher read a letter from Ed. Neff , pastor of the Pilgrim UCC 
in Charlotte which stated that Ursinus had accepted a challenge of $1,239.00 

for their building site. We have no record of having accepted sucha a challenge. 
The pastor will look into this matter with the Rev. Neff. 

2. Dr. Holshouser will contact Rowan Stationers to clarify a billing. 

3. All trash and garbage from the church buildings will have to be put 
into cans for pick-up by the town since no burning is allowed. Mr. 
Tom Linker, the custodian, will be notified to do this. 

The meeting was adjourned by a prayer from the pastor. 

Respectifully submitted, 
Nancy H. Miller, Secretary 



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The April meeting of the Consiitory was opened with prayer given by the 
president Mr. Harold Earnhardt. In the absence of Secretary, Nancy Miller, 
John Holshouser read the minutes of the last meeting and was designated to take 
minutes of this meeging. 

Dr. L. C. Holshouser gave a Treasurer' s report for the month of April and 
also a quarterly report for theyyear 1971 • 

Under old business, Mr. Hugh Bost advised that he would check on the air 
conditioning for the parsonage and give a report back sometime in May. 

Rev. Fisher gave a report on the progress of the spiritual growth program 
and is now in the process of mapping the geographical area in order that some 
system might be maintained to determine who has been contacted in a given area. 
This particular program is to be expanded not only to existing members but also 
potential members. 

Mr. Jean Packet t as Superintendent of the Church School reported that he 
had contacted the Church School members andhhe had developed a list of members 
not attending; that plans for personal contacts were made and carried out with 
the results that new members were now coming. 

Rev. Fisher reported that the Retirement Home fund raising is now under 
way for the United Church of Christ Home in Hewton, N. C, and that a dinner 
will be held in our area as a kick-off sometime in the next few weeks. Various 
members of the Consistory will be asked to attend, and it is Rev. Fisher's 
understanding that the iaoeny is to be raised in full sometime by late summer. 

Rev. Fisher also mentioned that he would like to acquire an American 
flag and a Christian flag for use by our church in the Vacation Church School 
programs and also in the sanctuary on special occasions. Approval for acquisition 
of these flags was voiced by all members cf the Consistory. 

Discussion for a clean-up campaign for the entire church was held, and it 
was understood that the ladies of the church might beiinterested in spear- 
heading such a move. 

Mr. R. W. Brown presented a report of the Trustees indicating that $2,000.00 
is still due on money borrowed previously for the building program, and there 
was also discussion about painting the outside of the church and parsonage, which 
would cost approximately $1, £00.00 additional. 

Discussion was then held relative to shifting funds from different accounts 
now under the control of the Trustees in order to complete these painting needs. 
Upon motion duly made by Dr. L. C. Holshouser and seoonded by Mr. Jean Puckett, 
it was unanimously approved that $1, £00.00 of the David M. HOlshouser Fund be 
used to pay for painting the church and parsonage exteriors, with the understanding 
that this money would be repaid to the Fund at such time as monies became 
available 

Respectfully submitted, 
John L. Holshouser, Jr. 



A May 16, 1971 Consistory meeting 



The meeting was called to order and opend with prayer by Mr. Harold Earnhardt. 
The minitues were read and approved. 

There was a treasurers report given by Dr. L. C. Holshouser. He reported that 
an insurance bill on the buildings was due in 30 days. The bill was over $500.00. 
It was decided that a -local agent, Mr. Jim Poole, insure the buildings through 
his company in the coming months. Mr. Hugh Bost made a motion that we pay the 
insurance due even though it is slightly over the budget. 

OLD BUSINESS 

Mr. Hugh Bost reported that he had received two bids on air conditioning the 
parsonage — $2,137.00 and $1,900,00. 

Mr. R. W. Brown reported that the total cost of painting outside of church and 
parsonage was $1,22£.00. Mr. Harold Earnhardt will talk to the president of 
the Guild, Mrs. Glenn Misenheimer, about the Guild paying the debt. Dr. L. C. 
Holshouser moved that we go with air conditioning the parsonage. Mr. Hugh 
Bost will do some of the work along with Cohen Sheet Metal Company. Mi?. Bost 
is to tell Cohen to go ahead with the project. 

The American and Christian fligs were purchased. cost-$3°»QC» 

Pastor Fisher agreeded to speak to the Women's Guild about spear-lie a/ling the 
clean-up drive. 

Mrs. Glenn Misenheimer asked to use church fellowship hall for a piano recital 
on May 29. The consistory agreeded to allow her to do so. 

Dr. Holshouser brought to the attention of the group that some of the hymnals 
needed some repairs. This was taken care of by the pastor. 

Pastor Fisher will attend the Southern Conference meeting at Elon College on 
June 8 and 9« Mr. Harold Earnhardt and Blayne Olsen will go if they can. 

It was announced that the Prigrim TTCG in Charlotte will be organised as a 
churhh. Pastor Fisher will represent TJrsinus. 

A kindergarten committee was appointed* Mrs. A. L. Linker (Alice) Mrs. John. 
Holshouser (Nancy) $rs. Jack Taylor (Jackie) Mrs. Jean Puckett (Carolyn) 

It was agreeded to drop Miss Mikell Miller's name from the roll as she had 
joined the St. Lukes Episc. Church in Salisbury. 

Past or Fisher talked about inviting an overseas missionary to speak at Ursinus 
This matter was to be mentioned to the Church Women for a decision. 

Pastor Fisher presanted the consistory with a map of Rockwell. The map pin- 
pointed the membership and the prospective members. He requested that two 
visitors be responsible for each of the six divisions. He also told the 
consistory that the church needed to feel more as a family and that the 
attendance at meeting could be improved. 



May 16, 1971 cont'd 



A total of #29.50 was contributed to the Gideons International, 

Pastor Fisher reported that 87 acres of land had been donated by Dr. and Mrs. 
J. W, Abemathy of Newton to the Retirement home. They also donated $1,275*000.00 
'Hie churches of the Conference are to match this amount. The Ur sinus Church 
was asked to give S3 » 200 to the Retirement Home over the next three years. 
Mr. Blayne Olsen moved that we accept this responsibility. The motion passed. 

The meeting was adjourned by prayer led by the pastor. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Nancy Miller, Recording Secretary 



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June 20, 1971 

The June meeting of the Consistory was held in the church education 
building at 7O0 p. nu with opening prayer being given by Presides Mr. Harold 
Earnhardt. In the absence of Nancy Miller, minutes were taken by John L. 
Holshouser, Jr. 

A Treasurer's report was presented oy Dr.L. C. HolsfcAser. It was suggested 
that a six-month report be given to the congregation to keep them abreast of any 
deficiencies which might be noted at that time. Pastor fisher commented that 
Ms records reflected a $692.00 deficit in comparison to the over-all budget 
requirements to date. He also noted additional pressure being put on by East 
Ho wan High School for giving toward the Bible program. Dr. Holshouser felt 
that these pressures were unwarranted in view of our excellent record of giving 
and requested that Pastor Fisher direct the East Rowan officials to contact Dr. 
Holshouser personally in this reg*rd. 

Under old business, Dr. Holshouser stated that he would pick up tape for 
the hymnals, whereupon new bbx business was then discussed. Among the topics 
was the New Life Campaign (Retirement Home Challenge), wherein our church had 
been challenged to contribute I3» 200.00 over the space of the next three years 
to be applied toward the retirement home in Newton, North Carolina. Dr. 
Holshouser suggested that we first take an individual canvass to determine how 
much money could be raised without requiring the budget to be adjusted, whereupon 
President Earnhardt stated that he would appoint a chairman and committee to 
undertake such a canvass. 

Pastor Fisher then gave a report on the Southern Conference meeting, noting 
that the Conference activities were set forth in the monthly news letter, a 
copy of which had been received by each member of the church. 

It was not fed that the Nazareth's Childrens Home was purchasing a new 
tractor for $6,000.00 and had requested our church to contribute |1.00 per 
member toward this purchase . It was suggested that this item be deferred until 
the end of 1971 to determine whether any surplusage was avilable in the Treasury. 

Pastor Fisher again displayed a may which pinpointed the families of our 
church and is now in the process of dividing these areas geographically for 
individual contacts. 

A request by the consistory that the adult Church School class contribute 
to the church and parsonage painting- was not fruitful in that the class de- 
sired to use its money to undertake the building of a ramp for persons who 
could not climb the steps into our sanctuary. 

Rev. Fisher noted that on the clean-up days of June 11 and 12, only 
approximately ten people participated. It was suggested that a new date for 
completion of the cleaning be set for sometimes after July 1+. 

The meeting was concluded with a note of thanksgiving by President 
Earnhardt for the outs tending job which Rev. Fisher had don in coordinating 
the Vacation Church School. Many children outside our own church participated, 
and the entire week was considered an outstanding success. 

The meeting was concluded with prayer by Rev. Fisher. 

Respectfully submitted 
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John L. Holshouser, Jr. 



A Consistory meeting was held on the third Sunday evening of July. The 
recording secretary, Mrs. Nancy Miller, did not take minutes. Perhaps she 
was absent. 

Here are some of the happenings in the Ursinus Church during July, 1371 as 
remembered by the pastor. He is typing these notes on November 20, 1975>. 

1. The month began with celebrating Holy Communion. 

2. The pastor was busy viiiting the sick. Three people from the 
congregation were hospitilized. 

3. David Puckett attended camp at Johns River Camp near Lenoir. 

ij.. The pastor's father-in-law, Mr. J. E. Huffman, was buried in 
Hickory, N, C. on July 20th. 

5. The youth were busy holding several meeting planning a Youth Banquet. 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
August 15, 1971 

The meeting was called to order "by the Yi.ce President, Mr. John L. 
Holshouser, Jr. 

It was noted that no minutes were recorded at the July meeting. 
OLD BUSINESS 

1. Pasior Fisher reported that lie had stopped "by the Retirement Home 
at Newton. The administrator, Rev. Phil Laucks,had invited the 
Ursinus members to visit the home on September 12th. 

2. It was noted that church attendance had been feood during the 
smomer months. 

3. The pastor challenged us to continue to place emphasis on worship. 
NEW BUSINESS 

1. Mr. Hugh Bost was to check out the speaker in the nursery, 

2. Pastor Fisher reported that he will be taking a course at Southeastern 
Baptist Seminary, Wake Forest, NO. The course will be taught every 
Monday from September through December, This will give him enough 
hours to convert his B.D. to a M. Div. He plans to bear the expese 

of the course which will be around $U00.00. 

3. A letter was read from Mr. Schleigh of Charlotte statingttliat our 
organ was in bad nsei of repairs. A committee was appointed to meet 
with him to dis&tee this matter. 

4. The trustees gave their report. 



CONSISTORY MEETING 



September 19, 1971 

The meeting -was called to order by the president, Mr. Harold Earnhardt. 

Mr. Schleigh, the organ tuner, and Mrs. J. Yorke Peeler, our organist, 
attended the meeting to discuss the repairs necessary to our organ. 

Mr. Schleigh has been servicing the church organ for about Ik years. 
The organ was purchased in IJl+L for $U f $00.00, just before prices rose. 
It would cost $20,003.00 to replace this organ with a comparable one. Mr. 
Schleigh estimated that it would cost around 300.00 to put this organ in 
good working order and it should stay that way for another 1*0 years. He 
will give us a 5 year garauntee on the new keyboard. 

A motion was made and passed that the organ be cleaned, re-leathered, 
and a new keyboard be installed subject to the approval of the congregation. 
Another motion was passed that a notice be put in the bulletin nesrfc Sunday 
announcing a congregational meeting for October 10 so that we can present this 
matter. 

The minutes from the last meeting were read and approved. 

Dr. L, 0. Holshouser, treasurer, gave his report. He called to our 
attention that the electric bill had risen sharply for the parsonage and we 
asked him to check with Mr. Hugh Eost to see if there are any defects in equip- 
ment which might be causing this rise. 

The budget is running about $1000.00 behind, but it was not felt that we 
were in any real trouble financially at this time. 

Mr. John Holshouser mentioned that Gaither McComb's mother left $1,000.00 
in a trust fund for the upkeep of the J.D. ^tcCombs cemetery plots which are in 
the Ur3inus Cemetery. This will become part of the' trustees Fund and our 
Annual Report; will be made available to theMoCoiabs family. 

HEW BUSINESS 

1. Mr. Harold Earnhardt and pastor Fisher will plan to attend the Uth 
annual meeting of the Western N. C. Association to be held on Oct. 
12, at High Point, NC. 

2. Mrs. Marguerite Misenheimer, president of the Women* s Guild, asked for 
a date for a covered-dish dinner. A motion was made and passed that 
the dinner be held on October 16. Mrs. Allen from the Retirement Home 
will be our guest speaker. We were reminded that the Home is to be 
dedicated on Sunday, Oct. 31 • A committee for securing funds for the 
Home was appointed— Mr. Harold Earnhardt, Mr. Blayne Olsen, Sr. L. C. 
Holshouser. 

3. A LeadersMp Training farr church workers will be held 
in Salisbury at the First UCC, on Oct 3 from 2s30-lj.sl5 & k'» 30-6? 00. 
Pastor Fisher will attend. 

The meeting was adjourned with prayer by 

Rev. Fisher. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. Nancy Miller, Secretary 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
Ootober 16, 1971 

The meeting was called to order by the president, Mr. Harold Earnhardt. He 
led the group in prayer, 

OLD BUSINESS 

1. A cheek for 11000.00 was turned over to the trustees from the 
McCombs estate. 

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2. Mr. Sehleigh, the person who is to install new organ console, wants 
$1,14.00 now and the balance payable to Mm when the work is completed. 

HEW BUSINESS 

1. The treasurers report was given and approved. 

2. Pastor Fisher suggested that we make available the United Church 
Herald. The Hearald is the UCC magazine. The consistory did not 
think it a good idea to make the magazine available to all the 
members. 

3. The Deacons will act as the budget committee and meet on October 2h, 
at 7*00 p. m. to prepare next years budget. 

k. The covered-dish supper will be on November 7th. 

5« It was decided to have Retirement Home Sunday and make a special 
effort to raise funds for the Home. 

There being no further business the 

meeting was adjourned by prayer. 

These minutes were not signed 



October 10, 1971 

A congregati onil meeting was held to discuss the repairs of the organ. 

The meeting was held at the 11*00 a. m. worship service. Mr. Harold Earnhardt 
presided at the meeting and presented a motion from the Consistory to go ahead 
with necessary repairs of the organ. The motion was seconded by Dr. L. C. 
Holshouser and passed unanimously. 



These minutes were not signed 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
November, 1971 

There were no minutes taken of the November meeting of the Ursinus 
Consistory. Mrs. Nancy Miller was the recording* secretary at the time. 

With the help from the bulletins S6 the month pastor Fisher records 
the following highlights: 

1. Pastor Fisher was trying a children a sermon during the morning 
worship services. After about six months there was little interest 
shown so the service was omited. 

2. There was a Senior High handbell program in progress. 

3. The Than!?: Offering amounted to .f90.8l. 

U, The Rockwell Thanksgiving Eve Service was held in the Ursimis 
sanctuary with the Medadist minister delivering the message. 

£. A greeters program was started by pastor Fisher. The purpose of 
the two greeters were: 

a. greet the people on Sunday morning 

b. visit the visitors during the \/eek. 

c. serve refreshments on Sunday morning, 
(once a month) 

6. The Choir was getting ready for Christmas. 



Pastor's Note: It is a shame that these minutes were not 
kept for future generation to judge and tc 
enjoy. 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
December 12, 1971 
The meeting was called to order by president, Mr. Harold Earnhardt. 
Members present were* 

Mr* Kay Earnhardt Mrs, Joe Srye, Sr. 

Mr. Jack Taylor Mr. Jean Packett 

Mr. James Bonds Mr. Hugh Bost 

Mr. Harold Earnhardt Mrs. Nancy Miller 

Treasurers report was given by Mr. Harold Earnhardt. 

We still owe $1,500.00 on OGWM. Mr. John Holshouser, the chairman of 
the deacons will give a report to the congregation Sunday December 19th 
in hopes of stimulating increased giving so we can meet our 1971 budget. 

NEW BUSINESS 

1.. The March, 19>U set ow wedding rules needs to be revised. Bev. 
FishsE? will present this item at our nerfc meeting/ 

2. List of Beacons, Elders and Trustees, including those elected at 
past election. 



BEACONS 


ELDERS 


Mr. Joan Puckett 1973 


Mr. 


Jack Taylor 1973 


Mr. Harold Earnhardt 1973 


Dr. 


L. C. Holshouser 1973 


Mrs. Joe Frye (Katy) 1973 


Mr. 


Ray Barnhardt 1973 


Mr. Blayne Olsen 1972 


Mr. 


James Bonds 1972 


Mr. Bobby Beaver 1972 


Mr. 


C. A. Coaart 1972 


Mrs. Nancy Miller 1972 


Mr. 


Ray Peeler 1972 



TRUSTEES 

Mr. M. 0. Royal 1972 
Mr. Ray Brown I973 
Mr. Wade lusher 1971+ 

New Officers were elected as followess 

Presidents Mr. Harold Earnhardt 
V. Presidents Mr. Jack Taylor 
Recording Secretary: Mrs. Kancy Miller 
Financial Secretary: Mr. Jean G. Puckett 
Treasurers Dr. L. C. Holshouser 



Respectfully submitted, 

Nancy Miller 
Secretary 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
January 17, 1970 



Members present: 

Mr. Harold Earnhardt 
Kajfie Fjrye (Mrs, Joe) 
Mr. Ray Barnhardt 
Mr. Jack Taylor 
Mr. Jean Packet t 
Pastor Guy Fisher 

The Consistory agreed to appoint Mr. C. A. Bost to fill the unexpired term 
of Mr. M. 0. Royal as chairman of the trustees. 

Pastor Pisher led in a discussion on making plans for the celebrating of 
the 75th Anniversary. 

The following committes were appointed to serve as representatives of the 
several organizations of the church, in the planning of the anniversary. 
Subject to the individuals agreement to do so. 



Youth Fellowship: 

Choir: 

Consistory: 
Church Women: 
Church School: 
Congregation: 



Steve Puckett 
Cristy Earnhardt 

Mr. Statler Miller 
Mrs. J. Yorke Peeler 

Katie Prye 

Mrs. Hugh Bost 

Mrs. Harold Barrier 

Mrs. L. C. Holshouser 



History Committee: Mr. Jean Puckett 

Mr. Ray Barnhardt 
Miss Isabell Barrier 
Hugh William Bost, Jr. 
Cheryl Peeler 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nancy Miller 
Secretary 

Pastor's note: These minutes were typed on November 21*, 1975* The above 

planned orgination of the 75th anniversary did not materialize. 
I was not successful in getting a long range plan of celebration 
of the event. However, when the time came the committies 
did an excellent job. Some of the above named persons did 
serve in various ways. 



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CONSISTORY MEETING 
February 20, 1972 



The meeting was called to order by the president, Mr. Harold Earnhardt. 
Mr. Earnhardt led in a prayer. 

OLD BUSINESS s 

The notes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

|1,100 of the Retirement Home pledge has been raised. A canvas will 
be held to secure the remaining amount. 

$1,U00 will be borrowed (from another fund) to pay what is owed on the 
Organ. 

NEW BUSINESS: 

The Children's Home needs money for a $6,000.00 tractor. They are 
asking Ursinus to give Si. 00 per member. The consistory recommends that 
nothigg be done at this tine since it is too late for this year's budget. 
The matter will be considered at the end of the year if the need still 
exist. 

There will not be a special offering for 0GOS & SOS since they are 
included in the budget. However, pastor Fisher will publisize the cause 
so that the congregation will be aware of the programs. 

Pastor Fisher passed out information aimed at answering questions about 
what happens to the money we give to the United Church of Christ. 

The Holy Week services were approved with the St. James and Emmanuel 
Lutheran churches: 



It was announced that the World Day of Prayer would be held on March 
3rd at the Rockwell Church of God at 7: 30 p. m. 

The Senior High handbell program was discontinued until another leader 
could be secured. 

Pastor Fisher will check with other churches in the area to see if 
they wish to take part in an evangelistic program called KEY 73 • 

The tower bell are in need of repairs. Mr. Spencer Bost will be asked 
to look into this matter. 

PRESENT i Mrs. Katie Frye, Mr. James Bonds, Mr. W a de Fisher, Mr. Ray 

Barnhardt, Mr. Jean Packet t, Mr. Bobby Beaver, Pastor Guy Fisher, 
Dr. L. C. Holshouser, Mr. Jack Taylor and Mr. Harold Earnhardt. 



Mondays 
Tuesday: 



Ursinus 
St. James 
Emmanuel 
Ursinus (alone) 

Ursinus (Lester Troxell, guest speaker) 
Emmanuel (Pastor Fisher to deliver sermon) 



Wednesdays 



Thursdays 
Friday: 
Sunrise s 



Respectfully submitted, 



Nancy Miller 
Secretary 



CONSISTOR¥ MEETING 
March 19, 1972 



The meeting was called to order by our President, Mr. Harold Eamliardt. 
The minutes were read and corrected. 

The treasurers report was read and it was noted that compared to last 
year the collections were running far ahead. 

OLD BUSINESS: 

It was determined that the offering received Monday night of Holy 
Week would "be sent to the UCC Retirement Home, Newton, NO. 

It was mentioned by pastor Fisher that the Youth Fellowship would be 
in charge of the Maundy Thursday service, but four Elders would be needed 
to serve Commonion. 

A trusties report was given by Mr. Ray Barown. Mr. Jack Taylor made 
a motion, which was passed, that the A T and T stock be consolidated. 

HEW BUSINESS* 

Pastor Fisher informed the consistery that a listening consultation 
sponsored by the UCC would be held at the St. James UCC, Mt. Pleasant on 
April 20. It was suggested that five our our lay persons attend. 

Pastor Fisher will attend the Southern Conference meeting at VA., 
Beach, VA on April 2f> and 26. 

JEKB32S58 Sirs. Katie Srye 

Mr. Harold Earnhardt 
Mr. James Bonds 
Mr. Ray Peeler 
Mr. Jack Taylor 
Pastor Guy Fisher 
Mr. C. A. Cozart 
Mr. Ray ¥. Brown 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nancy Miller 
Secretary 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
Spril 16, 1972 

The meeting was called to order with a prayer, A treasurers report 
was given. 

OLD BUSINESS 

1. Pastor Fisher and a few others will attend the consultation 
meeting at Mt. Pleasant, NC, on April 20. 

2. The Key 73 evangelistic meetings were discussed. 

3. A Churchmen's Fellowship dinner meeting will "be held at the First 
TJCC, Albemarle on April 27. Some of the men agreed to attend. 

1+. The Ursinus Church plans to have a kindergarten next fall if the 
public schools do not. 

5. Mr. Spencer Bost is still looking into the fixing of the tower bells. 

NSW BUSINESS 

1. The dates for Vacation Church Sohool were announced by pastor Fiser 
(June 5th -9th). 

2. Mr. Jean Puckett suggested that we start a young adult church 
school class on May 7th. It was agreeded to try. 

3. A history committee meeting is to be held on May ll+th at 7*00 p. m. 
The meeting was adjourned by a prayer presented by pastor Fisher. 

These minutes wer not signed. 

THERE WERE NO MINUTES RECORDED FOR MAY 
Some happenings at Ursinus in May of 1972: 

1. A picnic at Nazareth Children's home. About 2J? from Ursinus took 
part. This was a Rowan District picnic. 

2. An Adult class during Vacation Church Sohool was planned. 

3. Henry Misenheimer, Rachell Misenheimer and John Linker graduated 
from higher education. 

I4.. The Consistory meeting was held on May 20, 1972. 

5>. Pastor Fisher was busy visiting the sick and the children 
getting them lined up for Vacation Church School . 



THERE WERE NO MINUTES TAKEN AT THE JU1.E CONSISTORY MEETING. 

Here axe a few of the things which happened at Ursinus during the months 

1. Kindergarten graduation 

2. Teacher's training session for Vacation Church School. 

3. Vacation Church School held for one week. 

k» A youth led worship service on June 11th (very good). 

5. Pastor Fisher and family took a vacation (l week) 

6. Rev. Samuel Troxeli preached on June 18th. 

7. The Church Women gave $1,000.00 to the Organ Fund. 

8. Jo Ann Holshouser add Vaughn Arey were married. 

CONSISTORY MEETING 
July 16, 1972 

The July meeting was held in the parsonage. Mr. Harold EarnhBrdt called the 
meeting to wrder with a prayer. 

It was reported that the tower bells had been repaired. 

Mr. R. W. Brown has raised $600.00 in pledges toward the organ fund. 

Pastor Fisher reported that 3 Southern Synod History Books had been sold 
and that the ones left would be returned to the Association Office. 

Mr", and Mrs. Lanny Barber will join the Ursinus Church next Sunday by 
a letter of transfer from the Methodist Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nancy Miller, 
Secretary 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
August 27, 1972 

The meeting was called to order in the conference room of the Educational 
building of the church at 7*30 p. m. The minutes were read and approved. 

OLD BUSINESS 

Pledges have been made to pay off organ fund by October 1, 1972. We 
will plan to have a dedication service as soon as the debt is paid, probably 
October 8th. 

According to Pastor Fisher the new sanctuary furniture has not been 
dedicated. He will check with the 3o3t family to see when the best time 
will be for this service. 

On October 8th Laity Sunday will be observed. At that time Mr. Harold 
Earnhardt will encourage the people to buy a Southern Synod History Book, 
by Br. Banks Peeler. 

The Kindergarten committee met and would like to have the driveway 
blocked while the kindergarten is in session. This is to prevent cars from 
coming through the lot while the children are at play. It was decided to 
obtain some woolen road blocks. 

The treasurers repsrat was given and approved. A copy is on file in 
the church office. 

It was reported that about 5>0 from Ursinus enjoyed the worship held 
at the Blowing Rock Assembly Grounds. The service was held jointly with 
the Church of the Master UCC, nickoyy. Pastor Fisher delivered the sermon. 

It was brought to the attention of the Consistory that the church needed 
a good house cleaning. It was recommended that Mr. Ralph Brown be asked to 
do this. Mr. Tom Linker will be informed of this move and will be expected 
to continue his chores. Tke grass has not been mowed regularly and this 
should be checked into immediately. 

NEW BUSINESS 

The furnance in the educational building needs to be checked before cold 
weather. This matter will be referred to the trustees by our president. 

The next Consistory will be on September 2\\ instead of the regular time. 

Pastor Fisher called to the attention of the Consistory that the United 
Church Heral had taken on a new face. The publication is now know as AD, and 
is a joint effort with the United Presbyterian Church. The pastor suggested 
that we place the publication in every home of the church. It was felt that 
the people would not be that interested and the cost (|2.00) was not in the 
budget. 

The meeting was closed by prayer with pastor Fisher leading. 

Respectfully submitted, 

i 

Nancy Miller 
Secretary 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
September 2k, 1972 

The meeting was called to order by our president, Mr. Harold Earnhardt. 
He led in a prayer. 

OLD BUSINESS 

Mr. R. V. Brown will check on repairing the furnance in the educational 
building. 

The History of the Southern Synod will be sold for $£.00 until January 
l£th. After this date they will be $10.00. 

The treasurers report was given. It was noted that we are running about 
$600.00 short for the year. 

The tower bells are still not working. There is an outstanding bill of 
$300.00 for the repair of the bells. It was decided not to pay until they 
were properply repaired. 

HEW BTJSIxtSSS 

Jo McCombs has some cemetery lots which she says we may have to resell. 
Mr. R. W. Brown will inform Mr. Tom Linker of her desires. 

Mrs. J. Yorke Peeler asked if the church would be interested in a funeral 
pall for ^^se by members of Ursinus. She will donate the pall in memory of 
her husband, Mr. J. Yorke Peeler, Sr. A motion was carried giving Mrs. Peeler 
the go ahead. 

Pa,stor Fisher reported that he had attended a Key 73 meeting and it was 
suggested that Ursinus go along with the plan of participation offered by the 
ROOM. 

Mr. and Mrs. Shearin 'league and Mr. Sam Whi taker will join the Ursinus 
Church next Sunday. 

The pastor and one lay person will attend the Western HC Association meeting 
to be held on October 10th at Pil grime UCC in Lexington. 

The budget committee will meet Thursday, September 28th. 

Mr. Harold Earnhardt will talk to Mrs. Hugh Bost about Laymen Sunday, 
October 8th to work out a program. The pastor would like to be off on this 
day. 

TRUSTEES 

The note is due on the organ flund October 1. Mr. R. W. Brown will pay it 
off. $1,2^0.00 is still outstanding on other repairs and this will be paid 
as funds become available from the regelar trustee fund. 

Pastor Pi she r closed 

the meeting with a prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

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THERE WERE NO MINUTES TAKEN AT TEE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER MEETING OF THE CONSISTORY 
OF THE URSINUS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. 

HAPPINGS IN OCTOBER 

The average attendance at the morning worship service in October was 105>. 

Pastor Fisher sermon title on Reformation Sunday was s "The Reformed Church." 

The Youth Fellowship attended a special choral Festival at Catawba College, 

Pastor Fisher preached at the Graoe (Lower Stone) UCC on October 8th at %:oo p. m. 

On October 22, the following items were dedicated: Organ Console, Chancel 
Vases, Pulpit, Lectern, Altar. 

Laity Sunday was observed on October 8th. The messages were presented by 
Mrs. Nancy Miller, Mrs. Hugh Bost, Mr. Harold Earnhardt and Mr, John Holshouser. 
Pastor Fisher did not take the day off as planned. Michael Sean Conry was 
baptized at the same service. 

A Youth-Parent night sponsored by the Youth Fellowship was held, in the basement 
of the Church. The youth presented a skit and held conversation with their 
parents • 

The Church Women held their regular monthly meetings. 

HAPPENINGS IN N0VEHD3ER 

DtegxjDcSatx Miss Callie Eluttz, a faithful member and nursery worker died on 
November 8th. 

Mrs. Bob Greene was busy getting a Christmas program ready. 

Mr. 

C. A. Boat gave the church pew pencils. 

The 1973 budget was adopted. 

Youth Sunday 

was observed with the following taking parts Gay Fisher, Jr., Preston Taylor, 
Jimmy Misenheimer, Cindy Miller, Lauren Taylor, Steve Puckett, Jody 3ost, 
Leslie Earnhardt, Bobby Tomlinson. 

A Family Thank Offering Ingathering service 
was held on Saturday night November 11th in the context of an all church 
covered-dish dinner. 

Stewardship Sunday was observed. 

Clothing was gathered and 

sent to Uplands Retirement Center in Tenn, 

The Church Woaen gathered gifts for 
patients at Broughton Hospital, Morganton, NC. 

Confirmation class continued 

to study. 

A Joint Thanksgiving service was held at the Immanuel Lutheran 

Church. 

The Consistory voted on a new slate of officers. 

Mrs. Martha PJ.denhour, 
Mrs. Marvin Hall and Mrs. Cora Henly were patients at Rowan Memorial Hospital. 



CONSISTORY MEETING 
December 1972 

The Consiitory met December 17, 197 2 in the Conference Room for its re- 
gular monthly meeting. Old and newly elected officers were present. The 
minutes were red by president Harold Earnhardt and approved by all. 

Business discussed included? 

1. Key 72 gathering- at the Catawba Field House on January 7» 1973* The 
Rev. Leighton Ford is to be the speaker. 

2. A Candelight service will be held in the sanctuary on December 2k t 7s 00 p.m. 
Mr. R. ¥. Brown gave the Trustees repsfc. He stated that repair bills 

of the church should take care of itself in the next year. 

3. Steven Lynn Shaping was given a letter of transfer to the freewill Bap- 
tist Church in Greenvills, KC. 

U. Two congregational meetings were held in December. Budget for 1973 

was adoped on December 10. The election of new officers was on December 
17. 

5. The installation and ordination of new consistory members will be held 
on December 31, 1972. 

6. The next meeting will be held at the home of fir. Harold Earnhardt 

Vith no further business, the meeting was adjourned by a prayer from 
the pastor. 



Respectively submitted, 

Nancy Miller 
Secretary 



1973 Records 



Baptisms: 

Shelly Bingham, daughter of Mike and Debbie Bingham, 
Phillip Preston league, son of Shearin and Arm league. 
Joseph Traver Mendenhall, son of Mr, and Mrs, Ted Mendenhall, 

grandson of Mrs, Clara Brown, 
firs • John Linker, adult baptism, 
Mrs, Randy Stiller, adult baptism. 

Members Received* 

Mrs, Andrew Miller from Gold Hill Baptist Church 

Karen South from First United Church of Christ, Salisbury 

Mrs, John Linker 

Mr, Michael Earnhardt from Faith Lutheran Church 

Leslie Earnhardt by confirmation 

Preston Taylor by confirmation 

Pattie Sue Misenheimer by confirmation 

Kevin Greene by confirmation 

Mrs. Gary Mull from First Suited Church of Christ, Salisbury 
Mr. Billy Eaynes from St. Peters Lutheran Church 
Mr. Randy Stiller from Immanuel Lutheran 
Mrs • Randy Stiller 

Mr. Tommy Isley from First Baptist Church, East Spencer 

Mr. Alan Gulp from Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Gold Hill 

Weddings s 

Paula Sue Ridenhour and Michael Lynn Barringer 
Janet Bianne Shuping and Edward Foil Price 

Jeannette Rives and Tony Misenheimer (Bethany United Methodist 
Church, Purcellville, Virginia) 

Deaths 



Mr. Glenn Misenheimer 



Consistory Meeting- 
January a, 1973 



On January 21, 1973 a* 1* 30 P»m» the Consistory of the Ursinus Unttdd 
Church of Christ held its monthly meeting in the home of President Harold 
Earnhardt. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Old Business s 

1. It was reported that all bills were paid with a balance of 130000° • 
Contribution of January 21 amounted to $£10.80. 

2. Dr. L.C. Holshouser resigned as treasurer. Mr. Eay Brown 
elected as treasurer for 1973* 

3. Discussed Key 73 project. 

New Business: 

1. The regular monthly meetings of the Consistory will be held in the 
Conference room of the Church on the third Sunday night of each 
month at 7*30 p.m. 

2. Minutes of the Congregational Meeting were reviewed. 

3. A committee ^as appointed to purchase new Hymnals. Mr. B.C. Taylor, 
chairman, Mr. A.L. Linker and Mrs. Yorke Peeler. 

U. A Visitation Committee was appointed to organize a new "inreach and 
outreach" program. The purpose is to get church members who are 
irregular in attendance involved in the life of the church and also 
new residents of our community. There was some discussion on ways 
to locate new families and how to interest them in attending church. 
It was decided the president will mil letters of welcome and the 
Visitation Committee will follow up with a visit. The following will 
serve on the Committees Pastor Fisher, Lanny and Jundy Barber, Harold 
and Helen Earnhardt, Alice Linker, and Marion Bingham. Allmmembers 
are asked to participate in this program. 

5« The following corrections were made in our annual reports 3 baptisms 
instead of 2, and 6 marriages were performed instead of 5> as listed 
in the report. In the future allramarriage ceremonies of members of 
our congregation will be recorded in the permanent church records 
regardless of where the ceremony is performed. 

6. Pastor Fisher was given permission to participate in the Rowan 
Ministerial Association exchange program during Lent. He and Rev. Mark 
Andees, pastor of St. John's in Kannapolis, N.C. will exchange pulpits. 

7. Mrs. Lee Hiest qas given permission to collect contributions to the 
Maroh of lino ; 0:00. -.orvo,, 

8. Several members expressed an interest in a summer Conference for 
church officers to be held at Blowimg Rock during the summer. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned. 

Bespectively submitted, 
Harold Earnhardt, President 
Dot Royal, Secretary 

Attendances Wayne Bingham, E. ¥. Brown, Marvin Hall, C. A. Cozart, Jack 
Taylor, Harold Earnhardt, Fifed Hidenhour, Ray Peeler, Jean Puckett, Lanny 
Barber, Dot Royal. 



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Consistory Meeting 
February 18, 1973 



On February 18, 1973 at 7*30 P* 32 * the Consistory of Ursinus United Church of 
Christ held its monthly meeting in the Conference room. President Harold 
Earnhardt called the meeting to order and presented the prayer, The minutes 
of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr, Ray Brown gave the treasurers' 
report. He reported all current bills paid with a balance of 1550.60. 

Old Business; 

Mr. Jack Taylor reported there has been a good response from the 
congregation for the purchse of new Hymnals. 

Hew Business i 

There was some discussion about a permanent file of cancelled checks, 
receipts, vital statistics, record, etc., no action was taken. 

Pastor Fisher's report included the followings 

1, A letter of transfer was given to Mr. and Mrs. Blayne 01 sen to 
Wesley Chaple United Methodist Church, Richfield, £)0. 

2, Mr. Michael Earnhardt, Miss Karen South, Mrs. Linda Linker, and Mrs. 
Linda Miller were welcomed into full fellowship of the Ursinus United 
Church of Christ. 

3, Under the Educational Ministry of Ursinus Church, a Young Adults 
Class will begin monthly meetings in the homes. The purpose will be 
to have Bible Study and group discussions. Classes will be limited 
in sise to 10 couples. 

k» On March k, 1973* there will be a dedication ceremony formemorial 
gifts presented tooosr church. These include a pulpit Bible in 
memory of Miss Callie Kluttz, given by members of her family, a Bible 
stand in Memory of Mrs. Bauline Beaver, given by her sister, Mas. Boyd, 
and a fneral pall in Memory of Mr. Yorke Peeler given by members of 
his family. 

5. A motion was made and passed designating July 1$, 1973 as Blowing Rock 
Bay for Ursinus. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with a prayer by 
the pastor, 

Eespectively submitted, 
Harold Earnhardt, President 
Dot Royal, Secretary 

Attendances Pastor Fi slier, R. ¥. Brown, Harold Earnhardt, Ray Peeler, Lanny 
Barber, Jack Taylor, Ray Bernhardt, Marvin Hall, Wayne Bingham, and Dot Royal. 



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Consistory Meeting- 
March 18, 1973 



On March 18, 1973 at 7*30 p.m.- the Consistory of Ursinus United Church of 
Christ held its monthly meeting in the Conference Room. President Harold 
Earnhardt called the meeting to order and presented the prayer. The minutes 
of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown reported all current bills paid with a balance of #8#$.97 to 
date as he gave the treasurer's report* 

OLD BUS MESS : 

Rev. Mark Andes will be guest minister on March 2f>, 1973 at our worship 
service. 

Ursinus will join St. James and Immanuel Lutheran Churches in worship 
services during Holy Weeki The theme will be "words of meaning'." 
Services will be held Monday at Immanuel, Tuesday at Ursinus, Wednesday 
at St. James, and on Thursday each Church held its own service. An 
Upper Room Communion Service will be held on Thursday in the balcony. 
The Youth Fellowship will be presponsible for preparing the balcony. On 
Good Friday our Sanctuary will be open for prayer from 7* 30 until 9*00 p.m. 
Joint Sunrise Service will be held at St. James. 

A motion was made and passed to honor a request from the Gideons Sooiety 
to present their program of sharing the Word of God on May 27, at our 
lis 00 worship service. 

The spring meeting of the Church Men's Fellowship will be held at St. 
Lukes on April 26, 1973* Rev. Moss will be guest speaker. 

A. district meeting of lay people will be ehdl at First Church, Landis 
on April 28. The theme is "Lay People Exploration". Pastor Fisher 
asked for five people to attend. 

There was some discussion on the preparation for our 75th anniversary. 

There being no further discussion the meeting was adjourned with prayer by 
Pastor Fisher. 

Respectively submitted, 
Harold Earnhardt, President 
Dot Royal, Secretary 



Consistory Meeting 
April 1$, 1973 



On April 1%, 1973 at 7s 30 p.m. the Consistory of the Ursinus United Church 
of Christ held its monthly meeting in the Conference room. Harold Earnhardt, 
president, opened the meeting with a prayer. The minutes from the previous 
meeting were read and amended. 

3Sb old business was discussed. 

H. ¥. Brown, treasurer, reported that all current bills have "been paid with 

a balance of $28£.39» He also reported that for the first quarter wetee running 

clightly ahead of last year. 

IffiM BUSINESS: 

Reverend Fisher stated that another Nazareth picnic would be held this 
year on Sunday, May 6 at i+sOQ p.m., followed by a program at p.m. 
Food will be served at 6s 00 p.m. Everyone in the ohurchiis urged to 
attend since this event takes the place of the old Nazareth Bay. 

A letter was received from the Retirement Home asking us to try to catch 
up with the money that we have been asked to contribute which amounts 
to 13260 over a 3 year pfriod. We have paid only a small amount, $U$0 f 
of this total. 

A motion was made to invite the administrator of the Retirement Home to 
speak in our Church in order to encourage everyone to help us ch&ch up 
with our challenge. 

Other plans to raise money for the Retirement Home Project werealso 
discussed. 

Several projects and reapirs were brought to the attention of the 
Trustees. A few minor repairs, etc. are needed. Also some work on the 
cemetery is needed. This project was discussed. 

Mrs. Janice Eagle Mull has been granted a letter of transfer from the 
First United Church of Christ in Salisbury. She will join our church 
on Easter Sunday. 

The meeting was then adjourned. 

Respectively submitted, 
Harold Earnhardt, President 
Dot Royal, Secretary 

Attendances Ray Bernhardt, R. W. Brown, Wayne Bingham, Lanny Barber, Dolly 
Cozart, Ray Peeler, Jack Taylor, Wade Fisher, Rev. Fisher, and Harold Earnhardt. 



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Consistory Meeting 
•for* 17, 1973 



OneJune 17, 1973 at 7 s 30 p,ja, the Consistory of the Ursinus United Church of 
Christ held its aontlily meeting in the conference room, Mr, Harold Earnhardt, 
president, opened the meeting with a prayer, 

llo old business was discussed, 

Mr, E, V, Brown, treasurer, reported all bills paid except $100*00 to the East 
"Stoma Heliglous Cooed ttee for Bible classes in the East Howan iiij.ii School,, Mrs, 
Katie 5xye reported that the committee was unable to reach e, decision concenda;; 
the Dible Glass and another meeting is planned for July 10, 

Pastor Slsher and President Earnhardt urged everyone to put forth a special effort 
to make Setirement Home Bay on June 2l+ t 1973 at success. 

Pastor Jlsher received a letter from Hockwell Christian Church requesting a letter 
of -temsfer of membership for Isabell Barrier, £his request was granted. 

There 'oeing; no further business the meeting was adjourned with a prayer by Pastor 
Usher, 

Bespectfully suWaitted, 

Harold Earnhardt, President 
Dot Boyal, Secretary 

Attendance i E,V, Brown, Pred Ridenhour, Marvin Ball, i-iay Peeler, Jean Puckett, 
i*>t fioyal, 'Wayne Bingham, Harold Eaimliardt, Pastor jFisher, 



Consistory Meeting 
July 29, 1973 



On July 29, 1973 at 7*30 P»m» the Consistory of the Ursinus United Church of 
Christ held its monthly meeting intthe Conference Room. President Harold 
Earnhardt called the meeting to order and presented the prayer. The minutes 
of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. K. V. Brown reviewed the six-months financial report. He noted that 
contribution at this point are ahead of those last year. 

OLD BUSINESS t 

It was decided that Ursinus would support the Bible Program in East Rowan 
High School for the 1973-7U school year. So far, $300 has been paid leaving 
a balance due of $100 on the 1972-73 school year committment. Rev. Fisher 
will- serve on a committee to select the teacher. 

Harold Earnhardt reported that the Retirement Day program was a success, 
raising an additional $£29* making our total fund payment $1100. 

The American Mutual Fire Insurance Company has requested that portable fire 
extinguishers be placed in the church building. A.L. Linker was to be contacted 
about purchasing these. 

Rev. Fisher announced that he would meet with the Kindergarten Committee about 
their plans for next year. "Whether or not to continue the program and plans 
for the cleaning of rooms used by the kindergarten will be discussed. 

MEW BUSINESS: 

Rev. Fisher informed the Consistory that the youth a planning an outing in 
Morrow Mountain State Park sometime in August. 

Katie Frye suggested that some part-time office assistance was needed toaaid 
Rev. Fisher in preparing bulletins, etc. It was decided that Katie Frye would 
check with Judy Barber about helping in the office one day a week, preferably 
Friday. 

After some discussion, it was decided that bids for the Sexton's position \vill 
be accepted in December for the 197U year. President Harold Earnhardt was to 
inform Helen Lowery of this matter. 

Permission was granted to Mr. Ray Brown to use the Fellowship Hall for the 
annual Brown reunion. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with a prayer by 
Rev. Fisher. 

Respectively submitted, 
Harold Earnhardt, Bseire&arit 

Dot Royal, Secretary 
Attendance i Wayne Bingham, Katie Frye, Ray Peeler, Ray Barnhardt, Marvin Hall, 
Ray Brown, Harold Earnhardt, Fred Ridenhour, Jack Taylor, Dot Royal, Pastor 
Fisher. 



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Consistory Meeting 
September 16, 1973 



On September 16, 1973 at 7O0 P* 21 * the Consistory of Ursinus United Church of 
Christ held its monthly meeting- in the Conference room. President Harold 
Earnhardt called the meeting to order and presented the prayer. She minutes 
of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown reviewed the financial report for August and will present a 
quarterly report for the last of September. He reported that our committment 
tc the Children's Home has been paid in full. 

OLD BUSINESS s 

1. There will be no kindergarten classe held in the future* All remaining 
funds will be used for church . improvements to be d&elignated by the kindergarten 
committee • 

2. A motion was made and passed to hire Judy Barber on a part-time basis to 
assist Pastor Usher. Her specific duties will be designated by Pastor Fisher 
and a copy of these will be filed with the minutes of the Consistory. She will 
work approximately 3 hours a Saturday (9-12) and will be paid at the rate of 
$3.00 per hour. 

3. Pastor Fisher reported that our retirement home is now pperating on a 
break even basis with no valiancies . 

NEW BUSINESS: 

1. Installation of church school officers will be held September 30 # 1973* 

2. The Association meeting will be held October 6, 1973 at Shirmville United 
Church of Christ in Troutman, N.C. Mrs. Katie Frye will attend as a delegate 
from Ursinus. 

3. Our churdh school will observe Rally Bay the first Sunday in October. Holy 
Communion will be observed during the worship service. 

Ursinus accepted a invitation to attend a special evangelistic service at 
New Gilead United Church of Christ at Concord onOOatober 7, 1973 at 7O0 p.m. 
Pastor Fisher and our choir will participate in the service. 

5. Mrs. Margaret Misehheimer requested permission for Jimtaie to receive the 
Eagle Scout rank during the order of worship on November kt 1973* 

6. Pastor Fisher reported that the following people have expressed a desire 

to unite with Ursinus in the near future J Mr, Billy Haynes, Mr. Alan Culp, and 
Mr. and Mrs. 'Tommy (Linda) Isley. 

7. There will be Laymen Sunday October li|. 

There being no further business the meeting wa3 adjourned with a prayer by 
Pastor Fisher. 

Respectively submitted, 
Harold Earnhardt, President 
Bot Royal, Secretary 

Attendances Ray Barnhardt, Wayne Bingham, Harold Easthardt, Ray Brown, Jack 
Taylor, Ray Peeler, Marvin Hall, Katie Frye, C. A. Cozart, Pastor Fisher}. 
Bot Royal. 



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Consistory i^eetin^ 
October 21, 1973 



On October 21, 1973 «* 7 J 30 p.m. the Consistory of Ursinus United Church of 
Christ held its monthly meeting in the conference room. President Harold 
Eamliardt called tine meeting to order and presented the prayer. The minutes 
of the last meeting were reaa and approved. Mr. Bay Bxttun reviewed the financial 
report for September and corrected a mistake made in listing the amount paid 
Duke Power Company. I*he correct amount is §68.!>7« He also presented a nine 
month budget report. 

Pastor ilsher reported observance of lially Day (the first Sunday in October) as 
a success. 

VtCm Uilly Haynes and Mr. and Mrs. Bandy Stiller vers received into our fellowship 
during the October worship services. 

Miss Debbie Stewart requested that lier name be removed from our Church Fellowship. 

Pastor Sl3her appealed for leaders to help with the youth work. He reported tiiat 
the young couples meetii^gs were a success and a step forward fo our church. 
Also lie would like to see an increase in attendance and in new members. 

She following committees were appointed x 

1. ;: : fominating Committee- IJarold Earnhardt, Fred Ridenhour, Dot Koyal 

2. Dudget CcOTiittee- Cliairman Jean Puckett, ICatie Frye, Harold Earnhardt, 
Steed Hidenliour, Dot lioyal, Larry Darber, and Say Brown, 

On November 4, 1973 Youth Sunday will be observed with members of the Youth 
^fellowship leading; the service. 

'Biere being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with a prayer by 
Pastor Usher. 

Kespectively submitted, 

Harold Earnhardt, President 
Dot p!©yal, Secretary 

Attendances Pastor Fisher, Harold Earnhardt, Marvin Hall, Jack Taylor, Stay 
Brown, Kay Barnhardt, Fred Pddenhour, and Dot Royal. 



Consistory Meeting 
Hovember 13, 1973 



On November 18, 1973 at 7«30 p.m. the Consistory of Ursinus United Church of 
Christ held its nifflthly meeting 1 in the conference room. President Harold Earnhardt 
called the meeting to order and presented the prayer. £he minutes of the last 
meeting were read and approved. 

Mr, Ray Brown reviewed the financial report and reported all current bills paid 
through October. lie also stated that the clianoes of meeting? our 1973 budget were 
good. 

Jio old business was discussed. 

Mt« Jean Puckett presented the new budget for 191k* After some discussion, a 
motion was^made by Mr. Jack Baylor and seconded by H$« Harold Earnhardt that 
the budget be adopted, fhe Consistory voted to do so. 

Fne new slate of officers and budget will be published in the November 25 bulletin. 
A notice will be in the December 2 bulletin^ static that anyone interested in 
the Sexton 1 s position must submit a seasled bid to on© of the trustees on or 
before December 16. 

Mr* Wayne iiin^iaa will be in charge of getting ushers. 

The annual fhanfcag^ving Service will be held at 7? 30 in the St* James Lutheran 
Church of Wednesday, iiovember 21. 

Pastor ilsher stated that the annual Christmas Program will be on December 23 
at 7 * 30 p.m. She Candlelight Service will be on December 2k at 7 J 30 p.m. 

Shore being no iurther business the aseeting was adjourned with a prayer by 
Pastor Fisher. 

Bespectively submitted, 

Harold Earnhardt, President 
Dot Boyal, Secretary 

Attendance i Kay Peeler, G.A. Cozart, Harold liarnhardj;, Hay J:3arahardt, Wayne 
Dinsh&m, Jack r iaylor, Wade Jlsher, Fred Btdenhour, Jean Puckett, Dot Royal, 
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Consistory Meeting' 
December 16 t 1973 



On fipQffiribqr 16, 1973 7*33 p.m. the Consistory of the Ursinus United Church 
of Christ held its monthly meeting in the home of President Harold Earnhardt, 
lie called the meeting to order and then declared the minutes of the last meeting- 
be read and approved. 

The results of the oox^spragational election are as follows 3 Deacons- firs, Glenn 
Mlsenheimer, Mr« Shearin league, Mr. Mike Earniiardt; ilders- £fc« Hay Brown, 
I'lr* Bay Sarahardt, Mr. Hugh Boat; Trustee- l'o?. Jack Taylor. 

Ht« Bay Brown gave the treasurer 1 s report. He reported all bills were paid and 
collections for December were godd. 

Mtv BofltniNMit 

1, Bmm b i will be an installation and ordination service for newly elected 
officers of the church at, the eleven o* clock service on December J0 9 1973» 

2, Holy CoMcunioji will be observed the first Sunday in January, 

3, The women serving at the id tar Guild will be responsible for preparing the 
Cotsaunion Table, 

ii, A motion was made and passed to pay for repairs to Pastor Fisher's typewriter, 
$i Election of officers of the Consistory was held. President Mr, 3hearin 
Tea^u©? vice-president tlx, Hugh Dost; financial Secretary Mr. Bay Bernhardt? 
Becording Secretary Hrs, Dot lioyalf treasurer j?lr. Bay Brown, 

There being no further 'business the meeting- was adjourned. 

Kespeotfully submitted, 

Harold Earnhardt, I'resiient 
Dot Boyal, 3©oretary 

Attendances lies. Glenn >Iisenheiiaer, Kr« Sheariu Teague, Mr, Hugh. Bost, 
Mr, Harold Earnhardt, Bay Drown, Mrs, Dot Boyal, Mr. Bay Barnhardt, !fr* Wayne 
3ingham,Mr. Wade Fishex\ Mr« tfaxvin Hall, Mr, C. A. Cossaxt, Mr. Bred Bidenhour, 
Mr. Jean Puckett, !!r. Jack Taylor, and Pester Wisher, 



Baptisras* 

Phillip Preaton Taa^ue - Hr. and Mra. Shearin Taa&ue Jr. 
Stacy Lei^a Mull - Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mall 

i-fcEQbers iieceiveds 

Jfea. Sandy Bdji^haaa 
Jir, Bruce South 
HHh Brace South 
Mrs. Hid-win TSorgan 
Hiss -Prances l*brgaa 

Weddings i 

Arthur Lynn Linker Kid Barbara Kay Goodman- June 16, 1975 
Allen Bale Linker and Glenda Sharon SuryG ifovember % T)7U 

Beathss 

itr. Clyde Barrier 

Mrs. Lucy Bidenhour 

i'iiae Eaxth Usher 

Mr« Bruce South 

I£r, Larry Michael Bingham 



ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING 



The annual congregational meeting of TJrsinus United Church of Christ 
was held on January 19 $ 197U in the fellowship hall at 7s 00 p. in. After a 
delicious conered dish supper, the meeting was called to order by outgoing 
President Harold Earnhardt. The minutes of the previous annual meeting 
were approved as read. 

Mr. Earnhardt presented the annual reports with emphasis on the special 
tieme, "Time to Rejoice". He expressed his grateful thanks to the congrega- 
tion for its attitude of working together. 

Rev# Fisher presented certificates of recognition to: Harold Earnhardt 
for serving as Consistory President for 1971—1973; Dr. L. C. Holshouser 
for serving as Church Treasurer from 1970 — 1973* 

Rev. Fisher expressed his conviction that this year, and all years 
are a time to rejoice for the TJrsinus Christians. 

President Shearin Teague pledged to lead the congregation with enthu- 
siasm and devotion for the coming year. He expressed a special interest in 
meeting our Retirement Home commitment. Mr. Teague appointed the following 
committees for special projects: 

1. History Room Committee 

Mr. Samual Troxel - Chairman 
Mrs. Samuel Troxel 
Mr. Marvin Hall 
Mrs. Dot Royil 

General Duties: 

1. Select Room in church to be used as History Room. 

2. See that room selected is renovated to meet its purpose. 
3» Set up necessary fixtures in History Room 

k» Select and Label historical items to be displayed in History Rm. 

SPECIAL NOTE: It is desired that the History Room will be ready for 
our 75th Anniversary in 1975>« This is a church project and to be 
financed by the church or interested persons. 

2. RAMP COMMITTEE 

Mr. Jack Taylor - Chairman 

Mr. Wayne Bingham 

Mr. Walter Stiller 

Mr. Harold Earnhardt 

General Duties: 

1. Decide on location of ramp. 

2. Raise necessary funds. 

3. Receive at laast two bids for construe tL on of ramp. 

See that a sloping entrance into the church sanctuary, perhaps 
joining different levels is constructed during 197U« 



The above committees were approved by motion and vote of the congregation. 



3. Fellowship Hall Renovation Committee 

Mr. Hugh Bost — Chairman 
Mr. C. A. Cozart 
Mrs. J. Yorke Peeler 
Mr. Alan Culp 
Mr. Bobby Beaver 

General Duties : 

1. Investigate the various possibilities of renovating the fellowship 
hall. 

2. If possibilities exist, then state in writing. 
,3. Determine approximate cost of project. 

k* Report findings by the 2£th of February to the Church Consifctory 
for further action. 

NOTE: This is an investigating committee with only the power to 
suggest. 

k» 7ftth Anniversary Steering Committee 

Mr. Ray Peeler - Chairman 
Mrs. Hugh Bost 
Mr. Ray Bamhardt 
Mrs. Harold Barrier 
Mrs. Robert Greene 

General Duties: 

1. Coordinate and steer the 75>th Anniversary Celebration. 

2. Have first meeting during the month of February, 197U« 
3« Determine the various events of the celebration. 

U» Select the dates of the events. 

$, Choose the necessary oommittees to see that the various events 
are realized. 

NOTE: The 75th Anniversary Celebration will be financed by the 
church. 

There being no further business, themmeeting was adjourned with the 
benediction. 

Dot Royal, 
Secretery 

Guy F. Fisher 
pastor 



Consistory Meeting 
January 20, l$7k 



The Urainus United Church of Christ Consistory held its regular moathiymeeting 
on Jswuaxy 20, 19Vu The meeting opened witii a prater by the President, She&rln 
league. She minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The monthly and yearly treasurer's reports were passed and approved. 

There was no old business. 

J:iew .'Easiness* 

Mr. iiay Brown reported collections are very good so far this year. 

Jack Taylor gave Trustee's lieporfc: 

1. Turn over $200 to Organ Pond from Trustee's Operations Fund. 

2. Leaves approximatoly $$00 balance. 

3. Discussed roof leak at tower- will try to get it repaired. 

k* Meed toechottk out speaker in nursery. Hugh Bost to handle this. Motion 
made and passed to purchase nike and install on reading,' stand. Hugb Boot 
to handle tliis. 

Pastor Slsher reported one youth group wants their own meeting room. They want 
to use room in corner of Sunday School Opening Hall (used now for storage.) 
Motion made and passed to allow them to use this room. 

Pastor flstott reported that Mrs. Dearborn wishes to come and speak to the Consistory 
concerning a fund for our Black colleges (U.C.C. sponsored), Consistory voted 
to allow her to ©eras if slue so desired, but not to expect any answer while she 
is down. 

oome discussion about 7?th anniversary (espouses, etc.) 
i4arsha jjin^ham will join the church next Sunday. 

Problem brought up §saO(fW*lHg Girl 3c uts. They seem suit to leave the fellowship 
hall as they found it. Jack Taylor will pass th© word to those involved in order 
to £pt this problem corrected, 

Meeting adpurend with prayer by Pastor Uisher, 

Attendance: Shearin Tea^ue, G, A. Cozart, Jack Taylor, £. V, Brown, Wayne 
Bingham, Hike Earnhardt, Wade Fisher, Bill hall, HUgi Boat, Bte. Bay 'Peeler, 
i'lrs. Glenn Misenheimer. 



Consistory I'leeting 
February 17, 



She regular monthly meeting of the Consistory of Urslnue United Church of Christ 
was held on February I7» 197U with vice-president Hugh Bost presiding* The 
meeting vas opened with prayer by Rev. lusher, 

!£he treasurer's report for January was passed out for any discussion, 

Marvin Ball reported that he had checked with fir, Bob Lye&Ly about soof leak, 

Ha&h .Bost reported that speaker for Lecturn had been purchased. 

It was reported that all committees on the different projects vese working*. 

Pastor Fisher read a letter that lie had composed to go out to all non-resident 
members for dantions to any of our many psrojects. Latter approved and to be 
siloed by pastor and consistory President. 

The Pastor wanted to know if any member had enything to offer that might improve 
our worship service- he would appreciate any suggestion s • 

Jack Sfaylor reported that the Lutheran Church Cemetery would like to have cemetery 
drive-wsys paved and that he had a price on asphalt and/or tar and gravel but that 
his committee had agreed to pay only half of the center drive at this time. 

2here being no further business the meeting closed with prayer by llev. Fisher. 

Itespeotfully submitted, 

Hugh Bost, Vice-president 

H» W. Brown, Acting Secretary 

Attendances 

Hugh Bost, H. ¥. Hall, a. W, Brown, Fred liidenhour, IU R* Bernhardt, Mrs. 
Marguerite Hiaenlieimor, Jack Uaylor, Wade Fisher, Wayne Bingham, 



Consistory Meeting 
March 17, 197U 

She regular ssoathly meeting of the Consistory of tJraiaus United Church of Christ , s 
■was bold on I-Saroh 27» 19714 with President Shearin 2fea#ie presiding* 2he loeeting- \i\ 
was opened with prayer by Shearin league, 'fh© minutes of the last meeting were >;\ 
read* fhe treasurer's report was #iven. ! \ 

i 

Old jJusiness; 

Paving of ©esaetory roads discussed. ik> difinite prioea yet. Jack d'aylor la 
looking after this project. 

Aim Businosss 

Gideons asked to eooe May 19. Motion made, seconded, and approved tohhave them 
Gov* on Kay 26 * Pastor Pishor will take the day off. 

Report on ketireiaent Home Pledge, ¥« are still short S2 f 156.0G. We will probably 
need to set aside a special Sunday to saak© payment on this. 

Si® schedule fox* Holy Week Services is Monday- &&&&aual; IJue&d&y- ursinus? 
Wednesd&yH&t. Jaaou; ftesday- Ursinua* a action was made sad passed not tobhave 
services on Good friday. 

Blowing Bock Assembly Grounds asked for pledge for maintenance and expansion program 
with will cost f £0,000. Cur part would "be $200, payable oyer a two-year period. 
A motion was made and passed to accept the challenge. 

E.G.C.H. asked to send a representative (Lay) to attend their regular meetings. 
Women* 3 Guild could not cose up with one, so we were approached. Shearin fea^ue 
accepted this position* 

Basasent Conaaittee made a report, presented by Eu^h Best* Hbilon made to obtain 
prices on proposed work and report back to consistory. Tkm basement eoaiaittee 
is to get these prices. 

Basement water leak discussed. Hu^di Bost will check this out and repair if 
possible. 

Heetiu^ closed with the Lord's Prayer. 

Hespectfullj- submitted, 

Sherin !l!eague, President 
Dot Uoyal, Secretary 

Attendance* 

Hugh .3ost, C. Am Coaart, Hay Bernhardt, Wayne Bingham, Marvin Hall, B* W. iirown, 
Jack Saylor, HUfcft Sarahardt, Wade Jttaoar. Marguerite meenheimsr, Shearin %9»&m 9 
Say Peeler, Pastor Fisher. 



Consistory Meeting 
April21, 197U 



The Ursinus United Church of Christ Consistory held its regular monthly meeting 
in the Conference Room at 7*30 P«nt» on April 21, 197k» The meeting opened 
with a prayer by the President Hhearin Teague. The minutes of the last meeting 
were read and approved. 

Mr, Ray Brown gave the treasurer's report for the month of March. He also 
presented the first quarter report. Monthly reports willbbe made on a quarterly 
report form in the future. 

OLD BUS MESS s 

1. The Gideon Society will be at Ur sinus Sunday May 26, 197U» 

2. July Ik, 197k has been deiignated at Blowing Rock Sunday for Ursinus. 

MEW BUSINESS s 

1. A motion was made and approved giving the History Room Committee permission 
to use the library room. The library will be moved into the Educati >nal 
Building. 

2. Mr. Jack Taylor, chairman, gave the Trustee's report. i$o tiling definite 
has been decided about paving- the cemetery road. 

Trustee's Treasury Report: 
Reguiir Fund S 997. 00 

Cemetery Fund U33.00 
Organ Fund 162.00 
Endowment Fund I37J+.OO 

Pastor Fisher and Shearin Teague will attend the Churchmen's Fellowship 
meeting in Landis on April 2$, 197^« One lay delegate is allowed to attend. 

A motion was made and approved to sponsor Amy Ridenhour to the Church Music 
Workshop in Blowing Rock July II4-I7 « 

'There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, after a prayer 
by the president. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Shearin Teague, President 
Dot Royal, Secretary 

Attendances Ray Peeler, Ray Brown, Jack Taylor, Shearin Teague, Ray Barnhardt, 
C. A. Cozart, Marvin Hall, Marguerite Misenheimer, Dot Royal, Pastor Fisher. 



Consistory Meeting 
May 19. 197U 



The Ursinus United Church of Christ Consistory held its regular monthly 
meeting in the conference room at 7>30Qp«a« on May 19» 197U« r ^he meeting 
was opened with a prayer by the president, Shearin league, 

Mr. Bay Brown gave the treasurer's report for April. Mr. Jack Taylor gave 
the Trustee report . Included was their decision to pave the cemetery road. 
The financial report remained the same as April's. 

There was some discussion concerning the progress of the church improvement 
fund projects. (Fellowship, hall, ramp, and History room). 

KBM BUSINESS? 

Pastor Fisher announced plans for Bible School (June 10-15) • Eh© cost of 
materials is to be about $1^0.00. After some discussion on how to pay for 
these supplies, Mr. Marvin Hall made a motion to place envelopes in the pew 
rack for contributions. The motion was seconded and approved. 

A motion also was made and approved to clean and properly store the children's 
choir robes. Mrs. Marguerite Miseriheimer will be in hharge of this. 

Mrs. Misenheimer asked for permission to use the fellowship hall for a recital 
by her music students on June 1, 1971+* Permission was granted. 

In response to a request from the Nazareth Children's Home, the Consistory 
voted to sponsor one child for a week at one of our church camps. The funds 
are to come from the amount budgeted to help children from Ursinus attend 
camp. 

There being no further business, the meeting was closed with a prayer by the 
president. 

lie spe at fully submitted, 

Shearin Teague, President 
Dot Hoyal, Secretary 

Attendances Marvin Hall, Shearin Teague, Bay Barnhardt, Jack Taylor, 
Marguerite Misenheimer, Kay Brown, Bot Xioyal, Pastor Fi slier. 



Consistory Meeting 
June 16, 197U 



The Consistory opened its meeting with a prayer lead by Pastor Fisher, Vice- 
president, Hugh Bost, took charge of the meeting in the absence of President 
Shearin Teague. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. 
Ray Brown, gave the treasurer's report. 

OLD MD m BUSINESS J 

The Vacation Bible School was completed successfully. The Consistory?' extended 
a vote of thanks to Rev. Fisher and all those who assisted him. 

Rev. Fisher was authorized to buy stamps and envelopes from the Post Office 
in 500 lots. 

The Church will have its worship service at Blowing Rock on July 28 at the 
Little VJhite Church. It will begin at 11:30 a.m. 

The question of whether to leave the Church unlocked or not was duscussed 
but no decision was made. It was decided to investigate the policies of 
other churches in our area. 

A contract was made with Vamadore Construction Company to build a ramp for 
the Church at 12300.00. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Shearin Teague, President 
Hugh Bost, Vice-President 
Dot RoyaJ., Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, C. A. Coaart, Hugh Bost, Marguerite Misenheimer, 
R. W, Brown, Jack Taylor, Ray Barnhardt, Marvin Hall, Wayne Bingham. 



Consistory Meeting 
July 21, 191 h 

The Consistory ppened its meeting with a prayer "by President Shearin Teague. 
The minutes of the lasc meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Hay Brown 
reported that all bills had been paid. Jbr the six-atontho period, the financial 
status of the Church is the best it has been in the past several jpp ara . Mr. 
Brown also reported that the Bible School expenses had bean taken care of 
with Church School money. 

BlTSMESSs 

There was some discussion of needed maintenance repairs around the church. 
However, no enough members wereppresent to make any decisions. 

The meeting' was closed with the The Lord's Prayer. 

iiespectfully submitted, 

Shearin league, President 
Bot Itoygfl , Secretary 

Atteiidances Pastor Fisher, Jack Taylor, Bay Brown, Marvin Hall, .Ray Peeler, 
Dot jxoyal, Shearin Teague . 



Consistory Meeting 
August 18, 197U 



The Consistory opened its meeting with a. prayer by President Sheaxin 'league. 
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

There was some discussion on needed maintenance repairs around the church. 
There were not enoughs members px*esent to make any decisions. 

The president will contact the other members this weak by telephone to secure 
the number of votes needed to make a decision on whether or not the church 
doors should be locked. 

The meeting was closed with a prayer by Pastor Fisher. 

Bespectfully submitted;* 

Shearin Teague, President 

Dot Hoys!, Secretary 

Attendance j Pastor Fisher, Wayne Bingham, Hugh Bost, Marguerite Misenheimer, 
Shearin Teague, Dot loyal. 



Consisted Meeting 
September \~> f 197U 



2hs Consistory opened its meeting with a prayer by Pastor Fisher. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

old wmwsa&t 

Members of the Consistory voted to look the Church doors. Wayne Bingham will 
be responsible for repairs to doors and looks. 

sat? at&nosssi 

'i?he Pastor reported tliat Mr. Hay Brown will attend the Association Meeting 
at Crack United Church, Hewton, II. C, on October i?, 1974» The confirmation 
class will begin study ontthe first Sunday in October. The installation 
service for the new officers \vrill be held Sunday, September 2S>, 197U» 

a motion was made and approved to mail a copy of our churcn Magaaine to all 
full time college students during the school year. 

A motion was made and approved to participate in the "Power Program" during 
the month of November. Emphasis will be on evangelism, renewal, attendance, 
and Bible stud&efe. 

Permission was given to the Touth Fellowship to invite a youth group from 
Blom College to visit in Ursinus for one weekend in Hovember. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned wiSjh the Lord's 
Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Shearin league, President 
hot .Royal, Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Bay Brown, Hay Barnhardt, C. A. Coaart, Marvin 
Hall, Hugh Bost, Shearin Teague, Marguerite Misenheimer, Dot Royal. 



Consistory Meeting 
October 20, 197*4 



The Consistory opened its meeting with a prayer "by Shearin Teague. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr, Bay Brown gave the 
treasurer's report for the month of September. Also the third quarter 
report. He reported that all current bills have bean paid. 

Mr. Jack Taylor gave the Trustee* s report. The bill for paving the cemetery 
roads has been paid and the work lias been completed. Mr. Taylor also reported on 
the aoifiiiion of the stained glass windows in the church. He asked for the 
support of the Consistory in making the necessary repairs. A motion was 
made and approved that the A and H Stained Glass Company of Harmony, il.C. 
will do the work at a cost of $2^00.00. 

The Pastor reported thats 

Ha^ph and Vannie Brown asked that their names be removed from the Church 
roll. Their request was granted. 

Pastor Fisher and several members of the Consistory will attend the 
Churchman Brotherhood Meeting at Mount Sion, China Gwove on Thursday, 
October 2i*, 1974. 

A motion was made and gassed to honor a request for financial support from 
RCCM during 1975 • The amount is $U00, Shearin Teague will serve as lay 
delegate and Rena Bost as contact person. 

Pastor Fisher reported from the Association meeting in Newton on October $ t 

191k» The main item of business was a new fund raising drive for Catawba College. 

The POWER program has been organized with the youth group and the women of 
the church helping out. 

Boring the worship service on the first Sunday in November, Pastor Pisher 
will conduct a dedication service for recent additions to the church. 

There being no further business, the meeting was closed with a prayer by 
the President. 

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Respectfully suteaitted, 

Shearin Teague, President 
Bat Royal, Secretary 

Attendance i Pastor Fisher, Jack Taylor, Ray Brown, Ray Barnhardt, Hugh 
Bost, Shearin Teague, Marvin Hall, C.A. Cozart, Marguerite Misenheimer, Dot 
Royal. 



Consistory Meeting 
November 17, 197k 



The Consistory opened its meeting with a prayer by President Shearin league . 
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. Ray Brown gave 
the treasurer's report. He stated that all bills are paid in full for 191k* 

OLD BUSBXESSs 

A comaittment was made to the Retirement Home earlier this year. There 
will be a special collection one Sunday during Advent. 

After much discussion, it was decided that the renovation committee will 
meet and prepare an estimated cost for renovating the fellowship nail. This 
report will be voted on during the congregational meeting on December 15, 197U» 

The new budget for 1975 was presented and approved by the Consistory. 

Pastor Fisher reported the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be 
held in the Methodist Church on November 27, 197k» 

There being no further business, the meeting- was adjourned with the Lord's 
Prayer, 

Respectfully submitted, 

Shearin Teague, President 
Dot Royal, Secretary 

Attendances Pastor Fisher, Shearin Teague, Ray Earnhardt, Ray Brown, Hugh 
Bost, Marguerite Misenheimer, C.A. Cozart, Marvin Hall, Dot Royal. 



Consistory Meeting 
December 15» 197h 



The Consistory met in the home of President Shearin Teague. The meeting 
was opened with a prayer "by Pastor Fisher, The minutes of the last meeting 
were read and approved, Mr. Bay Brown gave the treasurer's report stating 
that all bills have been paid, 

Mr, Jack Taylor gave the Trustee's report. He is accepting bids for the job 
of Sexton. As a reminder to members of Ursinus, he stated that a Memorial 
Fund alreadynexists and is handled through the trustees of the Church. He 
also reported that all of the bills for the ramp, paving of the cemetery 
ooads, etc., have been paid. 
HEW BUSINESS $ 

The following were elected as new members of the Consistory? 
Deacons s Hancy South Elders 2 A.L. Linker 

Allen Gulp Harold Earnhardt 

Dot Royal Marvin Hall 

Trustees Jean Baokett 

Officers for the Consistory were elected as follows: 

Presidents Shearin Teague 

Vice-President : Hugh Bost 

Recording Secretary s Dot Royal 

Financial Secretary s Ray Barnhardt 

Treasurers Ray Brown. 

The following were appointed to serve on the Fellowship Hall Renovation 
Committee! Allen Gulp 

C. A, Cozart 

Hugh Bost 

Rena Bost 

Marguerite Misenheimer 
Their duties will be to serve this committee by raising funds and to make 
the final decisions for renovation, A Fund Raising Drive will begin immediately. 
Envelopes will be placed in the pew racks and given out by 3»he ushers. 

Pastor's Reports 

Hew members of the Consistory will be ordained and installed during the 
Worship Service on December 29, 197U« 

The Annual Congregational meeting will be held January 18, 1975 • 
Plans for the 7£th anniversary of Ursinus are shaping up. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Shearin Teague, President 
Dot Royal, Secretary 

Attendances Pastor Fisher, Shearin Teague, Ray Barnhardt, C.A. Coaart, 
Marguettte Misenh*imer, Hugh Bost, Jack Taylor, Ray Brown, Dot Royal, Nancy 
South, Allen Culp, A.L, Linker, Harold Earnhardt, 



ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING 

The Annual Congregational Meeting of Ursinus United Church of Christ was 
held January 18, 197$ in the Fellowship Hall at 7*00 p. m. After a delicious 
covered-dish dinner the meeting was called to order by President Shearin Teague. 

Pastor Fisher presented the following annual reports: 

1. Church Officers 

2. Activities of the Church Women 

3. The Choir 

k. The Creeters and Ushees 
£. The Acolytes 

6. The Nursexy Attendants 

7. The Youth Fellowship Groups. 

0. Confirmation Class 

9. Vacation Church School 

Pastor Fisher stated that the year had been one of the hardest during his 

ministry and also the most rewarding, Ke expesaed appreciation for the support 
of the Consistory and a good spiritual relationship with the congregation. The 

theme of r . lt animal report booklet is an appropriates "God Cells Us." 

President Teague ^ve the Consistory report. He stated that we ofrurhh mem- 
bers can be proud of our achievements during 197U» of which some were; 

1. The completion of a service ramp on the south end of the church. 

2. The selection and renovation of a Church History Room. 

3. The decision to renovate the Fellowship Hall. 

1^. The work of the 75' *b Amiivergary Steering Committee. 

5>. The love gift which we presented to our pastor and family. 

6. The budget was wet for a third consecutive year. 

President league asked for the help of all members to keep our church 
going in a progressive direction, 

Mrs, Jean Puckett reported on our Church School program, 

Mr. Ray Brown, Treasurer, gave the report for the Trustees, luring the 
year, a service ramp was constructed and the cemetery roaJL was paved. Mr. Alan 
Gulp reported that the renovation committee has completed plans and work will 
begin immediately in the Fellowship Hall, Mrs, Jackie Taylor reported that the 
Women's Guild will plant shrubbery along the side of the service ramp. 

At this time, President Teague asked for questions from the church members. 
There beir^ no questions and no further business, the meeting w\b adjourned, 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pres. Shearin Teague 
Sec. Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY 
JAN. 19, 1975 



On Jan. 19, 1975 at 7s 30 p. m., the Consistency of the Ursinus 
United Church of Christ opened its meeting with a prayer by President 
Shearin Teague. The minutes of the last meeting were approved as read. 

Mr. Ray Earnhardt stated the collections were good for the first 
three Sundays. The Building Fund totaled $1, 31+2.25 and the Regular Fund 
being $1,383.79. 

The Trustees reported that the contract for rapairs to the stained 
glass windows has been signed. There was some discussion pertaining to the 
type of work to be done and a way to finance the project. 

Mr. A. L. Linker has the sextons job for the year 1975. There was a 
review of insurance on church property. The Consistory voted to increase 
the insurance on the main church building $10,000 - from $90,000 to 
$100,000 - and leaving the Educational Building $1+0,000 and the parsonage 
$16,000 as is. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the progress of a Retired Citizens Club 
for Rockwell. If the club is organized, permission was granted to use 
the fellowship hall of our church for meetings. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with a 
prayer by President Shearin Teague, Jr. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Pres. Shearin Teague 
Sec. Dot Royil 



Attendance 



Shearin Teague 



A. L. Linker 



marguarete Misenheimer 



Jaan Puckett 



Wayne Bingham 



Allen Gulp 



Marvin Hall 



Harold Earnhardt 



Ray Earnhardt 



Nancy South 



Ray Brown 



Bot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY 
Feb. 16, 1975 



On Feb. 16, 1975 at 7s 30 P« w. t the Consifctory of Ursinus United 
Church of Christ opened its meeting with a prayer by Pastor Fisher. 

The minutes were read and approved from the last meeting. 

Mr. Ray Brown, treasurer, stated that to meet our 1975 budget, our 
weekly collection must "be at least $I).00.00. For the three weeks in Feb- 
ruary, we have been short approximately 150.00 per week. 

Mr. Jack Taylor stated that the trustees will draft a letter to be 
sent tp the families of the doners of the stained glass windows, eixplain- 
ing the repair work needed in hopes that some will be willing to pay for 
the repairs. 

Mr. Hugh Boat reported that good progress is being made on the renova- 
tion of the Fellowship Hall. 

Mr. Shearin Teague, Jr. reported on the bi-monthly meeting of the 
RCCM. He is our lay delegate. 

Pastor Fisher reported that the 75th anniversary committee is getting 
together a brief history of Ursinus kexx which will be printed in booklet 
form. 

The minutes of the Consistory for the years 1966-1968 are missing. Mr. 
Arthur Sachs is believed to have been secretary at that time so we will 
get in contact with hia* 

Rev. Minnie Davis, a United Church of Christ minister in the States- 
villa area, requests help in getting church and office supplies. The 
Consistory voted to give her the old typewirter from our office. 

There will be a workshop for church officers at Shiloh United Church 
of Christ in Faith at 2 3 00 p. m. March 23, for area churches. 

Pastor Fisher e;:<pressed his concern over the drop in collections. 
He would also like to work on increasing our membership. 

It was decided to schedule Holy Week Services on Wednesday, Thursday, 
and Friday with a Sunrise Service on Sunday Morning. 
Services will be as follows: 

Wed. j Joint service with St. Jame3 Lutheran in Ursinus Fellowship Hall. 

Thurs.j Ursinus (Communion) 

Fri.s Joint service with St. James Lutheran at St. James. 

Sun. Sunrise Service: Joint service with St. James Lutheran and Rockwell 

Methodist at the Rockwell United Methodist Church. 
Sunday at 11:00 a. m. : Ursinus (Communion) 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 




Respectfully submitted, 



Pres. Shearin Teague 
Sec. Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY 
MARCH 16, 1975 



The meeting was called to order by President Taague. Pastor Fisher 
offered a prayer. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. Ray Barh- 
hardt reported that the February offerings are still $3^7 short. It was 
anticipated that the fifth Sunday in Maroh will help reach the budget. 

Alan Gulp will only be about $50.00 short in paying for the ceiling 
and paneling in the renovation of the basement. The committee is discuss- 
ing the pros and "cons of carpet, but no decision on that matter has yet 
been made. More money is still needed for this project. 

A report was given on the progress of the History Room. Much progress 
is being made. The committee would like for the doors and frames to be 
painted to match the rest of the room. 

Pastor's Report: 

1. He represented Ursinus at Bible meeting at East Rowan High- School, Due 
to lack of funds, the Bible classes will be discontinued next year. Since 
there is a $6,000.00 deficite, the church will continue their regular con- 
tributions to thepprogram. 

2. All members of the Consistory and the Trustees are asked to attend a 
workshop at Shiloh, UCC, Faith, N. C. on March 23 at 2s 00 p. m. 

3« Confirmation of young people having had instruction will be held on March 
23. The Consistojry was asked to approve the following for confirmations Amy 
Greene, Crystal Barber, Cindjr Miller, David Puckett, Donna South and Lauren 
Taylor. The motion was made and passed that they be accepted. A reception 
in their honor will be held following the morning worship. 

!+• Pastor Fisher received a letter from the Retirement Home stating that we 
still owed H89O.OO on our pledge. 

5. Pilgrim UCC, Charlotte has asked Ursinus to contribute more money. How- 
ever, it was decided that the $100.00 we had previously been sendig was 
sufficient. 

6. New Gilead UCC will have a commerative service in memory of Rev. Samuel 
Suther, one of the earliest pastors of the area, on April 6, at 3s 00 p, m. 

7. Mrs. Mary Peeler has asked that Amy Ridenhour be hired as organist for 
the summer. A motion was made and passed to do so. Amy will be paid $25.00 
per week. 

8. There will be a Southern Conference meeting on April 18-20 at Virginia 
Beach. Pastor Fisher was elected as a delegate. Harold Earnhardt will 
attend if possible. 

There was no more business. The meeting was adjourned by prayer left 
by Pres. Teague. 

Shearin Teague, Pres. 
Dot Royal, Sec. 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Harold Earnhardt, Shearin Teague, Alan Culp, 
Nancy South, Ray Earnhardt, Hugh Bost, Marvin Hall, A. L. Linker. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY 
Spril 20, 1975 



The meeting was called to order "by President Shearin league . Pastor 
Guy Fisher offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meetigg were read and 
approved. 

Mr. Ray brown gave the treasurer's report for the month of March. Also, 
heassreported that our budget was met in the First Quarter. 

Mr, Jack Taylor, in the trustees' report, stated that contributions 
from the original doners of the stained glass windows were good. It is 
believed that there are sufficient funds to cover repairs. 

From the renovation committee, Mr. Alan Gulp, reported that the car- 
penters have completed their work. The committee voted to use the follow- 
ing floor coverings % Tile for the kitchen and bathrooms, Astro-turf for 
the entrance and back steps, and out-door, in-door carpet for the fellowship 
hall and stairway. The contract was given to Putnam Floor Covering. The 
cost will be f 2, 621, 00. A motion was made to install a central vacuum system 
for about $360.00, and passed by the Consistory. 

Pastor Fisher received a letter from Irene Blackwelder requesting that 
her name be removed fromthe church membership roll. Her request was granted. 

There was some discussion about the progress of the various committees 
working on our 75? th Anniversary Celebration, On Firday, June, 6th at 7s 30 
p, m. there will "be a programsof slides and refreshments* The family of 
the Rev. Jim Cress will give a musical program on Saturday night also "be- 
ginning at 7*30, which will be followed by refreshments. To conclude the 
celebration there mil be a regular 11:00 worship service. The Eev. J. 
lorke Peeler, Jr. will deliver the sermon. Afterwards there will be a covered- 
dish luncheon. 

There being no further business, the meeting was closed by President 
Teague leading in the Lord's Prayer. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Pres. Shearin Teague 



Sec. Sot Royal 



Attendance t 



Alan Gulp 



Marvin Hall 



Hugh Bost 



Jean Puckett 



Ray Bamhardt 



Ray Brown 



Jack Taylor 



Harold Earnhardt 



Marguarite Misenheimer 



Nancy South 



Dot Royal 



Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OP THE CONSISTORY 
May 18, 197$ 



The meeting was called to order by President Shear in Teague . Pastor 
Pisher offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and 
approved. Mr. Ray Borwn reported that the April offerings were shor 
$122.1+0. 

In the Trustees* report, Mr. Jack Taylor stated that $1 , 1}95> • 00 have 
been received in donations for the reapir of the stained glass vindows. 
There are several leaks in the roof which the custodian will try to seal 
off. 

Mr. Alan Culp, reporting- for the renovation committee stated that the 
work was 95% completed. At this time, there is a balance of $1,602.00 in 
the building fund which will be used to pay for the carpet leaving a re- 
mainder of approximately $1,000.00 to complete the payments of floor 
covering and other small items. 

Pastor Pisher reported that the History Room will be dedicated the 
first Sunday in June. The Memorial Garden will be cLedicatecl Saturday 
evening, June 7» 1975* The Memorial Garden is on the east side of the 
church. It was paid for by Mr. and Mrs. ¥ad.e Pisher. Pastor Pisher will 
attend the Minister's Conference Monday through Wednesday at the Blowing 
Rock Assembly Grounds. 

A motion was made and passed to sponsor one child from the Children e 
Home to attend Jobn^s River Camp. The cost will be £32. £0. 

There was some discussion on the use of the Fellowship Kail. It was 
decided that all request for use by non-related church activities will be 
considered seperately by the Consistory. Mrs. Marguaxite Misenheimer was 
given permission to use the Fellowship Hall for her music recital Sat. 
June Xl+5 1975. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Pres. Shearin Teague 
Attendance Sec. Dot Royal 



Pastor Fisher 
Shearin Teague 
Marvin Hall 
Ray Bernhardt 
Harold Earnhardt 
Ray Brown 
A. L. Linker 
Jean Puckett 
Jack Taylor 
Hugh Bost 

Marguarite Misenheimer 
Dot Roayl 



MINUSES OF THE CONSISTORY 
June 10, 1970 

r j?he meeting was called to order by President Shearin Teague who then 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown reported that repairs on the stained glass windows have 
been completed with a ten year guarentee • The total cost of the project 
was |2,i|00000. $1,797*00 were received from donations. Hie remaining 
$603.00 came from the general trustee fund, leaving a "balance of &600.00 
in the trustee fund. 

There was some discussion on the up-dating of the history room and 
the hours it will he unlocked. The present committee will continue to 
serve until the new year. 

A motion was made and passed not to observe Blowing Rock Sunday this 
year due to our calender of activities in connection with the 75th anniversary. 

Mrs. J. Yorke Peeler resigned as church organist. The church will 
honor her for the US years she served as organist and choir director in the 
near future. 

Pastor Fisher reported from the Minister's Conference that a committee 
has been appointed to evaluate the assembly grounds and camp sites. This 
report is due next year. 

Pastor Fisher has been appointed to a committee on Evangelism and 
Stewardship . Its purpose is to follow up on the POWER program of last year 
and place emphasis on "outreach in the community." This will be known 
as POWER II. 

There being' no further business the meeting- was closed with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pres. Shearin Teague 
Attendance: Ray Brown, Sec. Dot R033& 

Harold Earnhardt, Marguerite Misenheimer, 
Nancy South, Ray Earnhardt, Dot Royal, 
Shearin Teague, Pastor Guy Fi3her 



MHJU2ES OP THE CONSISTORY 
July 20, 1975 

The meeting was called to order by President Shearin league who then 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown reported that the June offerings were %2?J$*h$ short of 
meeting our budget* He reported that all bills are paid and that he will 
check with seireral oil companies for fall prices. A review of finances for 
the first six months shows approximately $100,00 short, 

A motion was made and passed to appoint a committee to secure an 
organist. Pres. Shearin Teague, Helen Earnhardt, and Marsha Bingham will 
serve on the committee and report back at the August consistory meeting. 

The Consistory decided to honor Mrs. Mary Peeler during a morning ser- 
vice with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall, Alia Culp will be 
responsible for purchasing a plaque to present to her. Marguerite Misenhei- 
mer, H&ncy South, and Dot Royal will be responsible for refreshments. 

Pastor Fihsher reported that he had received letters from two former 
pastors. Rev. Richard Cheek plans to be in our area later in the year and 
will deliver the sermon on Sept. Ih or Nov. 2. A covered-dish luncheon is 
planned. 

Pastor Fisher reported that in connection with the 15>0th celebration 
of Lancaster Seminary several professors will be making speaking engagements 
in our Association the week of Sept. li+th. We will try to work with other 
churches to host one of the speakers. 

There was some discussion about the Church School program. Records 
show a steady decline in attendance since the late £0s. 

Tliers being no further business the meeting was closed with the Lord's 
prj*er. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pres. Shearin Teague 
Attendances Ray Brown, Dot Roayl, Sec. Dot Royal 

Bw t | ^3 aft -r ^p^a^tS^^,h8^mrvin Hail, Wayne Bin 

B gham, Shearin Teague 

Marguerite Misenheimer 



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MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY 
August 17, 1975 

The meeting was called to order by President Shearin Teague. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Rev. Samuel Troxell will preach Sunday, August 2k» Rev. Richard Cheek 
will preach Sunday,' Sept. 28. The church will honor Mrs. Mary Peeler for her 
many years of service as organist during that worship hour. Following this 
a covered dish luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall. 

Jan LookaMll has been hired as our new organist for $2^.00 per week. 
There was some discussion about raising the pay to §^0»00, This will be con- 
sidered in the 1976 budget. It was decided to present her with a cash gift 
at the end of the year to help with her expenses driving from Pfeiffer College. 

Persons interested in attending the wox&ship on Evangelism relating to 
the POWER II program are asked to contact Pastor Fisher. It will be held on 
Sept. 7, 3«00 — 7 s 30 at the 1st (J.C,C, Lexington, UC» 

Ursinus members are invited to attend the lecture by a Lancester seminary 
professor on Sept. l£ at Shiloh U.C.C., Faith (Professor Paul Iricn). 

Permission was granted to several of the ohurch women to use the Fellow- 
ship Hall to honor Gayle Gulp. 

Mr. Alan Culp reported that $$00 or $600 are needed to pay off the bill 
for renovating the Fellowship Hail. 

Mr. Ray Brown gave the treasurer's reperirfc. The collections in July were 
short $19. 21+. He reported that an agreement lias been made with Ralph Peeler 
to furnish oil for the cost plus sales tax. 

There being no further business the meeting was closed \cith the saying 
of the Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Attendance; Ray Brown, Ray Barnhardt, 

Nancy South, Marguerite Misenheimer, Pres. Shearin Teague, Jr. 

Alia Culp, Marvin Hall, Shearin Sec. Dot Royal 

Teague, Dot Roayl 



MD5UTES OF TEE COUSISTORY 
Sept. 21, 1975 

The meeting was called to order by President Shearin Teagas, Jr. 
Pastor Fisher offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were 
read and approved. The treasurer* Mr. Bay Brown gave Ms report. He 
reported that our pledge to the $ast Rowon Bible program has been paid 
and added that collections for the month of August were §212.00 short. 

Mr. Alan Gulp reported that all bills for the renovation of the Fellow- 
ship Hall are paid, with a balance of $2£7«00 in the fund. 

/ 

Pastor * s Report s 

Pastor Fisiier expressed his and Mrs. Fisher's apprecia- 
tion for the kindness and support shown to them during their- son's (Jeffreys) 
recent hospitalisation at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC« 

A request from' First Church in Salisbury to borrow the hand bells for 
an indefinite period of time was rejected by vote of the Consistory. Our 
organist plans to use them in the future. 

A request from the Western Associa- 
tion of the Dec to /sponsor a 'Vietnamese family was turned down by a vote of 
the ponsistory., i • 

s A nevf Confirmation class will begin in October. 

Final plans for 

the worship service on Sept. 28 were made. The Rev. Cheek will deliver the 
sermon and will be given $35.00. r xhis amount is the usual pay for a guest 
speaker. A covered dish luncheon will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Mrs. 
Peeler will oe honored at a later date, possibly October 12, with a rededica- 
tion" Service of the Fellowship Hall the same day. . A reception in her honor 
will follow. New Sunday School teachers will be installed. 

The i'ali meeting of the 'Western Association of the UCC will be held at 
Beck UCC. I/exington, UC on Oct. U. Pastor Fisher and Mr. Jean Puckett will 
attend. / 

A motion was made and approved to enter into some for of the POWER II 
program. 'This program starts with the Advent season aniruns through Lent. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, with the 
praying of the Lord's Prayer. 



Respectfully submitted, 



: 

Pres. Shearin Teague 
Sec. Bot Royal 



Attendance s 

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Nancy S out he Shearin Teague 

Ray Barnhardt Marguerite Misenheiiner 

Ray Brown Harold Earnhardt 

Hugh Bost \ ' Alan Culp 

Marvin Hall < Bot Rop£L 

Pastor Guy Fisher 

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MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY 
October 19, 1975 

The meeting was called to order by President Shearin Teague, who then 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

In the absence of Mr. Brown, our treasurer, Pastor Fisher reviewed the 
9 month financial report. He reported that we are $l|13«00 bahind. 

President league set up the following committee meetings % 

1. The nominating committee— This committee will meet on Nov. $ at 7O0 p.m. 
and consists of Shearin Teague, Hugh Bost, Marvin Hall, Alan Culp, Mar- 
guerite Misenheimer and Dot Royal. 

2. The budget Committee — This committee meets Nov. 12 at 7s 30 P» m. and con- 
sists of the deacons. 

The slate of officers and the budget for 1976 will be presented to the 
congregation the last Sunday in November and will be voted on the second 
Sunday in December. 

The December Consistory meeting will be held on the 2nd Sunday in Dec- 
ember rather than the regular 3^d Sunday due to the Christmas programs. 

Pastor Fisher outlined to the Consistory the tentative plans for the 
POWER II program. It is to be a program on Worship, Evangelism, and Renewal. 

There was some discussion on the best way to handle memorial gifts given 
to the church. 

There being no further business, themmeeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

s Respectfully submitted, 

Pres. Shearin Teague 
Attendance? Shearin Teague Sec. Dot Royal 

Pastor Guy Fisher 
Marvin Hall 
Hugh Bost 
Alan Culp 

Marguerite Misenheimer 
Dot Royal 



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MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY 
NOV. 16, 1975 

The meeting was called to order by Pres. Shearin Teague, who then offered 
a prayer. The minutes of the Oct. meeting were read and approved. 

In the absence of Mr. Ray Brown, our treasurer, Pastor Fisher reviewed 
the financial report for the month of Oct. It showed that we wered$l69.00 so 
short. At this time, the Consistory feels that the budget will be met. The 
following slate of officers were accepted by the Consistory for 1976s Trustee — 
Mr. Glenn Rinehardt, Mr. C. A. Bost; Elders — Mr. Hugh Bost, Mrs. Nancy South, 
Mr. Ed Mull, Mr, James Bonds, Mr. Shearin Teague, Mr. Ray Brown? Beacons — Mrs 
Shirley Ridenhour, Cathy Cornilius, Mr. Tommy Isley, Mrs. Jean Puckett, Mrs. 
Marguerite Misenheimer. The 1976 budget was also approved. After some dis- 
cussion about the use of the Fellowship Hall for non-church activities, it was 
decided that Shearin Teague and A. L. Linker would meet with the trustees to 
draw up some rules and regulations concerning its use. These shall be posted 
in the Fellowship Hall and also will fee entered in the annual repmbt booklet 
in January. Permission was granted to the Home Demonstration Club to use the 
Fellowship Hall on Bee. 1, 1975. Mrs. Wayne Bingham will be in charge. The 
Woman's Guild will use the Fellowship Hall on Bee. 5« After some suggestions 
by Pastor Fisho©, the Consistory voted to set up a "General Memorial Gift 
Fund." The Consistory will appoint a treasurer for the fund and the gifts will 
be deposited in the Citizens Saving and Loal Co. until the Consistory decides 
on the proper way to spend them. The Community Thanksgiving service will be 
held in Ursinus on Nov. 26, 1975 • Pastor Fisher presented to the Consistory 
a monthly outline for the POWER II program which begins Nov. 3°» There being 
no further business the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Attendances Marguerite Misenheimer, Hugh 

Bost, Shearin Teague, Ray Barnhardt, Alan Pres. Shearin Teague 

Culp, Marvin Hall, Bot Royal, Pastor Sec. Bot Royal 

Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY 
Dec. Ik, 1975 



The Consistory held its December meeting in the home of President Shea- 
rin Teague, Jr., who called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. Ray" Brown gave the 
treasurers 1 report. There was some discussion on meeting our 1975 budget. 

A set of rules and regulations drawn up by the Fellowship Committee 

appointed at the November meeting were read and approved. They will be 
posted in the Fellowship Hall and included in our annual report. 

Mr. Gary Hall and family were granted permission to use the Fellowship 
Hall on Dec. 21, 1975. The 0« A. Boat family will use it on Dec. 27, 1975. 

The new consistory officers elected for I976 ware approved 1 President, 
Mr. Alan Gulp, Vice President, Mr. Hugh Bost, Financial Sec, Mr. Ray Bernhardt, 
Recording Sec. Mrs, Dot Royal, and treasurer, Mr. Ray Brown. Hew members of 
the Consistory are: Elders — Shear in Teague, James Bonds, Hugh Bost. Deacons- 
Randy Bingham, Tomay Isley, Marguerite Misenheimer. Trustee—- Gleaft Rinehardt ■ 

A service of installation will be held on Dec, 28 during the regular wor- 
ship service in order to install and ordain the new members of the Consistory. 

Special Christmas services will be held on Dec. 21, at 7s 00 p. m. A 
musical program including the acting out of the nativity scene, and at the 
regular 11:00 a. m. service there will be Christmas music also. A candle- 
light service will be held on Dec. 2lj, at 7:00 p. m. 

The Annual Congregational meecing will be held in the Fellowship Hall the 
3rd Sat. in January. (Jan. 17). 

Amotion was made and approved to hire Karen South as a part-time secretary 
to type on some minutes, 

Shearin Teague was elected Treasurer of the Memorial Gift Fund. Pastor 
Fisher reported on the POWER II program. So far the response has been good, 

A revised copy of rules and regulations to weddings held in the Church was 
adopted by the Consistory. A copy shall be included in the annual report and 
a copy will be presented to each couple before they are married. 

Members of the Consistory expressed their appreciation to Pastor Fisher 

for the leadership he has given us during the past five years and pledged their 
support in the future & 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's 
prayer 4 

Respecfully submitted, 

Attendance: Hugh Bost, Nancy South, Pres. Shearin Teague 

Tommy Isley, Randy Bingham, Marvin Hall Sec. Dot Royal 

Jack Taylor, A. L. Linker, Ray Brown, 
Ray Barnhardt, Shearin Teague, Harold 
Earnhardt, Dot Royal, and Pastor Fisher 



ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - January 17, 1976 

The annual congregational meeting of Ursinus United Church of Christ 
was held January 17, 1976 in the fellowship hall at 7:00 p.m. After a 
delicious covered dish supper, the meeting was called to order by ex- 
President Shearin Teague. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Pastor Fisher 
expressed thanks for the supper as well as a great year. He presented 
certificates of appreciation to the following: 

1. Mrs. Mary Peeler - Organist and choir director of our church for 

numerous years 

2. Alan Culp - Chairman of the renovation committee 

3. Shearin Teague - President of the Consistory for 2 years 

4. Mr. S. A. Troxell - Chairman of the History Room Committee 

5. Ray Peeler - Chairman of the Steering Committee 

6. Jackie Taylor - Chairman of the Booklet Committee 

Pastor Fisher briefly reviewed the 1975 annual booklet. He read a 
scripture passage from First Corinthians and stated that 1975 was indeed 
a great year for Ursinus Church. He expressed his thanks for the cooperation 
of everyone making this possible; especially during the celebration of our 
75th Anniversary. 

Mr. Teague expressed his gratitude for the support he received during 
his second year as president and turned the meeting to the new president, 
Alan Culp. Mr. Culp spoke briefly about new programs for 1976 with emphasis 
of the fol lowing: 

1 . Church School 

2. Church Men (Brotherhood) 

3. Ushers and Greeters 

4. Church Women 

5. Repairs to the church tower and more improvements in our cemetery 
were also mentioned. 

The meeting was adjourned with a prayer by Pastor Fisher. 

Alan Culp, President 



Dot Royal , Secretary 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - January 18, 1976 

The Consistory held its January meeting in the Conference Room of the 
Church. President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and offered a 
prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown gave the Treasurer's report. He stated that the 1975 
budget was met with a balance of $55.64. 

President Culp expressed his appreciation of the trust placed in him 
by the Consistory and asked for their support during the 1976 church year. 

A request from the Senior Citizens' Club to use the fellowship hall on 
February 12 was granted. The $15 fee will be waivered for this meeting 
and whatever donation the club gives will be accepted. Any further requests 
will be voted on by the Consistory. 

There was some discussion about the condition of the towers at the 
front of the church and the needed repairs. Harold Earnhardt and A. L. 
Linker will meet with the trustees and ask them to investigate further and 
report back to the Consistory on this matter at a later date. 

Pastor Fisher reported he is well pleased with the Power II Program 
and feels it has been quite successful. Plans for February and March will 
involve all members of the Congregation. It was agreed that 1975 was one 
of the best years in the history of Ursinus - spiritually, financially, and 
in all other respects. 

Kay Linker will be received into Ursinus fellowship Sunday, January 25 
by letter of transfer. There being no further business, the meeting was 
adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Alan Culp, Tommy Isley, James Bond, A. L. Linker, 

Shearin Teague, Harold Earnhardt, Hugh Bost, Marguerite Misenheimer, 
Nancy South, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - February 15, 1976 

The Consistory held its February meeting in the conference room of 
the Church. President Alan Culp the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 
Pastor Fisher explained the treasurer's report. He also stated that it 
was necessary to buy heating oil and this will alter our budget. 

There was some discussion on the condition of the piano in the fellow- 
ship hall. Marguerite Misenheimer will get an estimate of the cost for 
needed repairs and report back to the Consistory. 

Harold Earnhardt talked with the trustees about the towers leaking. 
They will contact a company specializing in this type of work for an esti- 
mate of the cost of repairs. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the Power II program. He stated that attend- 
ance and cooperation of the church members has been very good. February 22 
will be Laiety Sunday. During the month of March, emphasis will be on prayer. 

A motion was made and approved to participate in joint services during 

Holy Week with Grace Lowerstone United Church of Christ, St. James Lutheran, 

and Rockwell Methodist Church. 

WEDNESDAY - Joint Service at Grace Lowerstone U.C.C. 
THURSDAY - Separate services in each church. 
FRIDAY - Joint service at Ursinus U.C.C. 
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - St. James Lutheran 

The Consistory granted permission for the Gideon Society to send a 
member to speak during the Sunday School hour on May 23. 

Keven Greene's membership has been removed from the Ursinus fellow- 
ship since he has joined the Rockwell Baptist Church. There being no fur- 
ther business the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Alan Culp, Hugh Bost, Harold Earnhardt, Randy 
Bingham, Marguerite Misenheimer, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - March 21, 1976 

The Consistory held its March meeting in the conference room of the 
church. President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown gave the treasurer's report. Collections for the month 
of February were good. 

The following committees were appointed by Alan Culp: 

1. Investigating committee to determine the needed repairs to the 
towers and to obtain an estimate of the cost. Chairman - James 
Bonds, Marvin Hall and Randy Bingham. 

2. Cemetery committee to pour concrete aprons around the monuments 
and to contact individuals about paying for them. Chairman - C. A. 
Bost, Ray Barnhardt and Glenn Rinehardt. 

Mr. Hugh Bost made a motion to repair the piano in the fellowship hall. 
The motion was approved. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the Power II Program. The prayer meetings 
during the month of March were very meaningful . 

A motion was made and approved to receive Mitzi Hall into the Ursinus 
fellowship by confirmation on Palm Sunday. 

Pastoral duties for members of St. Lukes Church will be provided by 
Pastor Fisher during the absence of a minister for them. 

The Southern Conference will meet at Catawba College on June 11 - 13. 

The Consistory voted to sponsor some type of Bible School for the 
children and young people of the Church. 

The Consistory honored a request from the Graham Presbyterian Church, 
Bluefield, Virginia, for a letter of transfer of membership for Bobby Joe 
and Mary Virginia Beaver. 

Pastor Fisher received a letter from Catawba College requesting a 
contribution to the College Heritage Fund. It was decided that members 
may contribute on an individual basis through the Church. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - March 21, 1976 PAGE TWO 

A motion was made and approved to sponsor one child from the Children's 
Home at Summer Camp. 

A motion was made and approved to contribute to the sustaining fund 
for the retirement home on Passion Sunday, April 4. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 



Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher 
Alan Culp 
Hugh Bost 
James Bonds 
Tommy Isley 
Harold Earnhardt 
Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - April 11, 1976 

The Consistory held its April meeting in the conference room of the 
Church. President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and offered a 
prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown reviewed the first quarter financial report. Total 
collections amounted to more than one quarter of the total budget. 

Mr. Ray Barnhardt , chai rman of the Cemetery Committee, reported on 
the condition of the cemetery and recommended that the following work 
be done: pour cement around sixty-three monuments, straighten a few 
monuments, lower and raise some curbing, fill in the washed out places, 
curb the side of the road, and clean the back of the cemetery. A motion 
was made to accept the recommendations of the committee. A clean-up day 
will be set aside for members of the Church to help with the project. 
Letters will be mailed to individual families of persons buried in the 
cemetery asking their support in this project. 

The district meeting of the Brotherhood of Southern Synod will be 
held on April 22, 1976 at Ursinus. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the Power II Program. Some of the goals 
were not completely reached, but the entire program was a success. 

Pastor Fisher reviewed the study committee report on Church camp 
sites and assembly grounds. 

Alan Culp will be a delegate to the Southern Synod in June. Harold 
Earnhardt will serve as alternate. 

The Senior Citizens' Club was given permission to use the fellowship 
hall in June. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned 
with the Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance; Alan Culp, Harold Earnhardt, Shearin Teague, Hugh Bost, Tommy Isley, 
A. L. Linker, Randy Bingham, Nancy South, Pastor Fisher, Dot Royal, 
Marguerite Misenheimer 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - May 23, 1976 



The Consistory held its May meeting in the conference room of the Church 
President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher offered a 
prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

James Bonds, Chairman of the investigating committee to determine the 
needed repairs to the towers, presented an itemized report of the work 
needed to be done at a cost of $975.00 by K. W. Arthur and Sons, Inc. He 
will get an estimate from Wilson Construction Company before the next 
meeting. 

Pastor Fisher reported the progress of the Cemetery Committee. A 
form letter has been written to mail to the families having members buried 
in the cemetery. 

Marguerite Misenheimer was given permission to use the fellowship hall 
June 12, 1976. 

Rosemary Lowery Walker was given a letter of transfer of membership 
to Rockwell Methodist Church. 

The following items were discussed but no action was taken: 

1. Bible School - some type of musical program to be held in the fall. 

2. An Evangilistic program to try to increase our membership, to be 
held in the fal 1 . 

3. A report from the trustees in regard to increasing the insurance 

of the church buildings - Church sanctuary from $100,000 to $150,000; 
Educational building from $40,000 to $60,000; parsonage from $16,000 
to $25,000. Harold Earnhardt will check with Jack Taylor about the 
insurance coverage and A. L. Linker will look into the possibility 
of installing an alarm system. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the 

Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Alan Culp, Marguerite Misenheimer, Pastor Fisher, Nancy South, 
A. L. Linker, James Bonds, Shearin Teague, Harold Earnhardt, 
Tommy Isley, Randy Bingham, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - June 20, 1976 



The Consistory held its June meeting in the conference room of the 
Church. President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

James Bonds reported that he had not been able to get an estimate from 
Wilson Construction Company for repairs on the church tower but hopes to 
have it soon. 

Harold Earnhardt stated that he needed more information before he 
could get a figure for insurance coverage. 

Pastor Fisher reported for the Cemetery Committee that work has started 
to repair monuments and to beautify the cemetery grounds. 

The Consistory voted to conduct a joint service with St. James Lutheran 
Church for the Bicentennial immediately following the regular worship service 
on Sunday, July 4. The service will be held on the lawn of Citizens Savings 
and Loan Company. 

Marguerite Misenheimer will reply to a request from the RCCM regarding 
the history of Ursinus' involvement with the program. 

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Giesler and son Randy have asked to unite with 
the Ursinus Fellowship by letter of transfer. The Consistory voted to 
accept them into our congregation. 

There being no further business the meeting was closed with the Lord's 
Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Randy Bingham, Marguerite Misenheimer, Hugh Bost, Harold Earnhardt, 
Tommy Isley, James Bonds, Nancy South, Dot Royal, Alan Culp, 
Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - July 18, 1976 

The Consistory held its July meeting in the conference room of the 
Church. President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 
Mr. Ray Brown reviewed the financial report for the first six months. He 
stated that the collections are ahead of schedule. 

President Alan Culp presented an itemized estimate from Wilson and 
Son Construction Company for needed repairs to the tower. The estimated 
cost was $3,146.00. After some discussion, the Consistory voted to have 
K. W. Arthur and Sons do the work for the sum of $975.00. 

Harold Earnhardt reported on some new insurance coverage for the 
property. This report will be given to the trustees for further study. 

The Senior Citizens were granted permission to use the fellowship 
hall on Thursday, August 3, 1976. 

The resignation of Carolyn Puckett as Church School Superintendent 
was accepted. Nancy South will replace her in that position. 

The Consistory voted to call a Congregational Meeting on the second 
Sunday in August to vote on repairs to the tower and the choir room. The 
estimated cost of the repairs is $1,500.00. The Consistory also plans to 
ask for a special building fund collection on the first Sunday of each 
month, beginning September 1, 1976. 

Pastor Fisher reported that there has been a good response to the 
cemetery project. To date, $845.00 has been received. The Consistory 
voted to take a free will offering on Sunday, July 25, 1976 to help with 
the expenses of the cemetery. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - July 18, 1976 



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In response to a request from Rockwell Christian Church for a letter 
of transfer for Minnie Barrier, the Consistory voted to give her a letter 
of dismissal. According to the rules and the regulations stated in our 
constitution, this was the proper way to handle the request. 

The Consistory voted to hold our Sunday Morning Worship Service on 
August 29, 1976 in the little White Church at Blowing Rock. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 



Dot Royal , Secretary 

ATTENDANCE: Hugh Bost 

Randy Bingham 
Harold Earnhardt 
Alan Culp 
Nancy South 

Marguerite Misenheimer 
Dot Royal 
Pastor Fisher 



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MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - August 15, 1976 

The Consistory held its August meeting on August 15. Alan Culp will 
call K. W. Arthur and tell him he may begin work on the tower any time. 
Trustees will be expected to oversee the work. 

Pastor Fisher reported some progress on the cemetery. A work day is 
being planned for the men of the church on Saturday morning, August 21. 

The financial report for July was given. 

Rev. Troxell has been asked to preach for Rev. Fisher September 19 
and 26. Jeffrey Fisher will enter the hospital on September 13 and surgery 
is tentatively scheduled for September 15. 

Allison Miller requests that he name be dropped from the church roll. 

The meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 



Dot Royal , Secretary 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - September 19, 1976 

The Consistory held its September meeting in the conference room of 
the church. Alan Culp called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. 
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The financial report for August was reviewed. 

K. W. Arthur and Sons have completed the repairs of the tower on the 
roof of the church. 

Alan Culp will be a delegate to the Western N.C. Annual Meeting on 
October 2 at Catawba College. 

October 3, the first Sunday, has been designated as Renewal Rally Day. 

The Consistory voted to oppose the sale of the Blowing Rock Assembly 
Grounds . 

Pastor Fisher has selected a family burial plot in the church cemetery. 

The Consistory voted to take a love offering for Pastor Fisher and 
family during the worship service Sunday, September 25. 

The Consistory voted in favor of a special worship program during the 
Advent season "God Be With Us". The cost will be about $100. 

The upkeep of the Memorial Garden was discussed. Hugh Bost will look 
into running a water line and sprinkler to the garden. The women of the 
church will be responsible for replanting the shrubbery. 

Alan Culp will check with the custodian about the Hearing Aids used 
in the sanctuary. 

Alan Culp, Randy Bingham, and Marguerite Misenheimer will serve as 
a committee to renovate the choir room. 

There being no further business, the meeting was closed with the Lord's 
Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Alan Culp, Harold Earnhardt, Hugh Bost, Nancy South, Marguerite 
Misenheimer, Dot Royal 



OCTOBER 10, 1976 

A called meeting was held after the Sunday worship service. Per- 
mission was given for Scout Leaders to hold a short business meeting 
in the fellowship hall on October 11, 1976. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - October 17, 1976 



The Consistory held its October meeting in the conference room of 
the church. President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and offered 
a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. 
Ray Brown reviewed the third quarter financial report. 

Alan Culp reported on the Western Conference meeting held at 
Catawba College. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the Trustee Meeting - K. W. Arthur and 
Sons have been paid $950 for repairs to the tower. 

Saturday, October 24, will be a cemetery work day. 
The following committees were appointed: 

Nominating - Shearin Teague, Marguerite Misenheimer, Alan Culp 
meeting November 1, at 8:00 p.m. 

Budget - Alan Culp, Randy Bingham, Nancy South, Marguerite Misenheimer, 
Tommy Isley, and Dot Royal, meeting November 10. 

Pastor Fisher outlined the Advent program "God With Us". The purpose 

is a positive approach to Christmas. There will be a different theme each 

week beginning with a family night on November 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellow- 

shi p hal 1 . 

Alan Culp's and Pastor Fisher's names will be submitted to the 
Nominating Committee of the General Synod. 

The November Consistory meeting date has been changed to November 28. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - November 28, 1976 



The Consistory held its November meeting in the conference room of 
the church. Alan Culp called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. 
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. Brown reviewed 
the financial report for October. 

Randy Bingham reported that the work being done in the choir room is 
almost completed and all bills are paid. 

The Consistory approved the following names, submitted by the Nominating 
Committee : 

Deacons - Ed Augustyn, Nancy South, Sue Hall, Carolyn Puckett, Nancy 
Miller and Shirley Ridenhour 

Elders - Ray Barnhardt, Wayne Bingham, Dot Royal, Alan Culp, C. A. 
Cozart and Harold Earnhardt 

Trustees - Marvin Hall and John Ridenhour 

The 1977 Budget was reviewed and adopted by the Consistory. 

The slate of officers and the budget will be presented to the Congre- 
gation on the first Sunday in December. Elections will be held on the 
third Sunday in December. 

The Consistory voted to discontinue financial support to the East 
Rowan Bible project. 

The December meeting date of the Consistory has been changed to 
December 26, 1976. 

Pastor Fisher represented our church at the Memorial Service for 
Dr. Moss, President of the U.C.C. 

There being no further business the meeting was closed with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Alan Culp, Randy Bingham, Nancy South, 

Marguerite Misenheimer, Hugh Bost, Harold Earnhardt, 
Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - December 26, 1976 

The Consistory held its December meeting in the home of Alan Culp. 
President Alan Culp called the meeting to order. Pastor Fisher offered 
a prayer. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer reported 
all bills paid. 

Pastor Fisher reported that except for a few minor items the renova- 
tions on the choir room have been compel ted. The Consistory elected the 
following officers for the year 1977: 

President - Alan Culp 

Vice-President - Nancy South 

Secretary - Dot Royal 

Treasurer - Ray Brown 

Financial Secretary - Ray Barnhardt 

The following persons were elected to the Consistory by the Congre- 
gation for the year 1977-1978: 

Elders - Harold Earnhardt, Alan Culp, Dot Royal 
Deacons - Nancy South, Nancy Miller,, Ed Augustyn 
Trustee - Marvin Hall 

The Consistory voted to confer the honor of Elder Emeritus to Mr. Ray 
Brown, Dr. L. C. Holshouser, Mr. Ray Barnhardt and Mr. Wade Fisher at the 
Congregational Meeting in January. 

Mr. John A. Thorne requests that his name be removed from the member- 
ship roll by erasure. Mrs. Tony (Jeanette) Misenheimer from Purcellville 
Methodist Church, Virginia and Mrs. Edith (George) Murray from Alexander 
Mills Methodist Church, Forrest City, N.C. request to unit with Ursinus 
by letter of transfer. The Consistory approved their request. 

Pastor Fisher and Alan Culp expressed their appreciation to the 
Consistory for the work done during the previous year and each stated that 
last year had been very successful in all areas. There being no further 
business, the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: James Bonds, Alan Culp, Marvin Hall, Hugh Bost, Shearin Teague, 
Pastor Fisher, Nancy South, Dot Royal 



ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - January 15, 1977 

The Annual Congregational Meeting of Ursinus United Church of Christ was 
held January 15, 1977 in the fellowship hall at 7:00 p.m. After a delicious 
covered dish supper, the meeting was called to order by Pastor Fisher. In 
the absence of the President and Vice-President, Pastor Fisher served as 
moderator by vote of the church members. 

A motion was made to change the date and time of the Annual Meeting. 
After some discussion it was decided to hold a Congregational Meeting January 30, 
1977 to amend the Constitution. If passed, the meeting will be held the 4th 
Sunday night in January at 6:00 p.m. 

The following persons were recognized for the excellent work they did 
during the past two years: Mr. Jack Taylor and Mr. Glenn Rinehardt (Trustees) 
for cemetery improvements and Mr. A. L. Linker and Mr. Marvin Hall who served 
as Elders. 

The highlight of the meeting was conferring the honor of Elder Emeritus 
to Mr. Ray Barnhardt, Mr. Ray Brown, Mr. Wade Fisher and Dr. L. C. Holshouser. 
Pastor Fisher presented a certificate to each. 

Pastor Fisher reviewed the 1976 report briefly. He read from the first 
chapter of Genesis and compared our year with the Scripture passage. It was 
a good year with almost total involvement of all Church members at one time 
or another. Our theme for 1977 will be "Let's Celebrate the Church". 

The meeting was closed with a prayer by Pastor Fisher and the singing 
of "Bless Be the Tie that Binds". 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - January 16, 1977 



The Consistory held its January meeting in the Conference Room of the 
Church. Vice-President, Nancy South called the meeting to order and Pastor 
Fisher offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and 
approved. 

Pastor Fisher reported that we started the New Year with a cash balance 
of $377.00. 

The Consistory voted to purchase for each member of the Youth Fellowship 
a copy of the devotional booklet, "Power". 

After some discussion about insurance and fire protection for our Church 
property, the Consistory voted to ask Hugh W. Bost and A. L. Linker to inves- 
tigate and recommend a fire safety plan. 

Pastor Fisher reported for for the Trustees. The following officers have 
been elected: Chairman - Jean Puckett; Treasurer - Ray Brown. A. L. Linker 
will be in charge of the cemetery map and the sale of lots. There were seve- 
ral projects which the Trustees discussed. One involved replacing the cooling 
tower for the air conditioning. There are no funds available at the present, 
so the Consistory voted to begin the First Sunday Building Fund Collection 
on the first Sunday in February. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's 
Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Hugh Bost, James Bonds, Randy Bingham, Nancy South, Nancy Miller, 
Marguerite Misenheimer, Ed Augustyn, Shearin Teague, Dot Royal, 
Harold Earnhardt, Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - February 20, 1977 



The Consistory held its February meeting in the Conference Room of the 
Church. President Alan Culp called the meeting. Pastor Fisher read some 
scripture passages and offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting 
were read and approved. 

The January treasurer's report shows a balance of $418.19. The Consis- 
tory voted to approve the following: 

1. To change the March consistory meeting to March 13. 

2. To receive a free will offering for the heart fund on February 27. 

3. To receive a free will offering for One Great Hour of Sharing on 
April 3. 

4. To grant Henry Misenheimer a letter of transfer to New London 
Methodist Churcth, New London, North Carolina. 

5. To receive Mike and Mindy Phillips into the Ursinus fellowship 
by letter of transfer from Shiloh Methodist Church, Granite 
Quarry, North Carolina. 

6. To join in the Lenton Community Services during Holy Week as follows: 
Tuesday - Grace Lowerstone 

Wednesday - Rockwell Baptist 
Thursday - Rockwell Methodist 
Friday - St. James Lutheran 

Sunday - Easter Sunrise Service - Ursinus U.C.C. 

Pastor Fisher received letters of appreciation for our support from the 
following: Pilgrim Church, Charlotte; The Retirement Home, Newton; and the 
Assembly Grounds, Blowing Rock. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 



Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Alan Culp, Shearin Teague, Randy Bingham, James Bonds, Hugh 

Bost, Ed Augustyn, Marguerite Misenheimer, Nancy Miller, Pastor 
Fisher, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - March 13, 1977 

The Consistory held its March meeting in the conference room of the 
Church. President Alan Culp called the meeting to order. Pastor Fisher 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown reviewed the Treasurer's Report for February. We met 
our budget for January and February. 

Hugh Bost reported that the cost of replacing the cooling tower will 
be approximately $1,100.00. The First Sunday collections amount to $586.07. 
There will be a special drive to raise the remainder the First Sunday in 
April . 

Pastor Fisher reported there had been some changes in the Holy Week 
Services. The Consistory members have been invited to a dinner meeting at 
the Rockwell Restaurant by the fund raising committee of Elon College on 
April 12. 

Pastor Fisher has been appointed a delegate to the House of Delegates 
of the N.C. Council of Churches. 

It was suggested that the rules and regulations concerning the cemetery 
be reviewed and updated. Some action will be taken at the April meeting. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Alan Culp, Ed Augustyn, Randy Bingham, Hugh Bost, 
Harold Earnhardt, Ray Brown, Marguerite Misenheimer, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - April 17, 1977 

The Consistory held its April meeting in the conference room of the 
Church. A favorable finaicial report was received for the month of March. 
Also, a favorable quarterly report was received. 

Alan Culp reported on the Elon College meeting. The College is starting 
a campaign to raise 5.5 million dollars. The Churches were asked to contri- 
bute a minimum of $750 and a maximum of $900, based on O.C.W.M. Southern 
Conference goal of $350,000, over a 3-year period. Material was passed out 
to be considered at budget making time. The College wants a letter of intent 
by June. 

It was reported that the Church has enough money for the cooling tower 
and is proceeding with the project. 

Shearin Teague reported that the memorial fund contains $329.53. Shearin, 
who is our RCCM representative, also reported that they now send out a news 
letter once a month to member churches. He had several of the letters. A copy 
of one will be placed on the bulletin board. 

The Consistory was informed that tho Trustees have voted to change insur- 
ance policies on the Church and parsonage. The rate will be $546/year. The 
new policy is a package policy and is superior to the one previously held. 

We were reminded of the Annual Southern Conference meeting in June. A 
delegate needs to be appointed in May. 

A Cemetery Rules Committee, whose duty it will be to revise and upgrade 
the cemetery rules, will be appointed by Alan Culp. 

Pastor Fisher informed us that Chester and Helen Holshouser are presenting 
a communion chalice in memory of their parents. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - April 17, 1977 PAGE TWO 

Pastor Fisher has been notified that the telephone company will no longer 

allow us to have a residential phone with two extensions as we now have. We 

were given the following options: 

1 home phone with 2 extensions - $26.10 (industrial rate) 
Private and business - 1 telephone and 1 extension - $23.50 
2-party telephone with 1 extension - $21.50 

Pastor Fisher was told that since the rates were so close, to get the 
one most suitable to him. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Alan Culp, Marguerite Misenheimer, Shearin Teague, 
Harold Earnhardt, James Bonds, Nancy South, Nancy Miller 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - May 15, 1977 

The Consistory held its May meeting in the conference room of the Church 
A favorable financial report was received for the month of May. 

In response to Elon College's request for financial support, the Consis- 
tory voted to support with a letter of intent. No figure was presented. 

Alan Culp will try to locate the hearing aids for the Sanctuary. 

The Consistory voted to sponsor one child from the Children's Home at 
Johns River Camp this summer. No decision was made in regard to having a 
worship service at Blowing Rock. 

Pastor Fisher and Alan Culp will attend the Southern Conference meeting. 

The following will serve on a special committee to review and update the 
rules and regulations concerning the church cemetery: Pastor Fisher, Glenn 
Rinehardt, A. L. Linker, R. W. Brown, Ray Barnhardt, Dot Royal, and Alan Culp. 
Their work will be included in the annual report. 

The communion chalice given in memory of Mrs. George Holshouser will be 
dedicated in the near future. 

The Consistory gave permission to Marguerite Misenheimer for the use 
of the fellowship hall on June 11, 1977. There being no further business 
the meeting was adjourned. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Alan Culp, Ed Augustyn, Harold Earnhardt, Randy 
Bingham, Marguerite Misenheimer, James Bonds 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - June 19, 1977 



The Consistory held its June meeting in the fellowship hall. Alan Culp 
called the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher offered a prayer. The minutes 
of the last meeting were read and approved. A favorable financial report 
was received. 

Alan Culp reported that no trace of the hearing aids could be found. He 
and Hugh Bost will look into the cost of new hearing aids. 

The Consistory voted to worship at Blowing Rock Sunday, August 28. 

Shearin Teague reported on the Memorial Fund which now contains $550.00. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the trustee's meeting. The next project will 
be painting the parsonage and educational building. The Consistory discussed 
several repair jobs needed at the parsonage but no action was taken. 

Pastor Fisher reported that attendance for worship services has been good 
for the first half of the year. Also, there will be a Confirmation Class 
starting in the fall. This will be a two-year program. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Hugh Bost, Nancy South, Shearin Teague, James 
Bonds, Randy Bingham, Ed Augustyn, Alan Culp, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - July 17, 1977 



The Consistory held its July meeting in the fellowship hall. President 
Alan Culp called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. The minutes of 
the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. Ray Brown reviewed the first 
six month financial report. Contributions for the first six months amounted 
to $13,508.25. 

Pastor Fisher reported the painting and repair to the roof of the carport 
has been completed. Painting has begun on the educational building. The 
approximate cost will be $500.00. The building fund contains $425.00 at the 
present time. 

Shearin Teague reported the memorial fund now contains $675.04. 

A baptismal service will be held during the worship service on July 31, 1977. 

The Consistory voted to receive Bruce South into the Church fellowship 
by Confirmation on Sunday, October 2, 1977. 

Pastor Fisher presented an outline for a family worship program during 
Advent. This will be discussed at a later date. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's 
Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Alan Culp, Shearin Teague, Hugh Bost, Ed Augustyn, 
Marguerite Misenheimer, Marvin Hall, Ray Brown 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - August 21, 1977 



The Consistory held its August meeting in the Fellowship Hall. President 
Alan Culp called the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher offered a prayer. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. A favorable financial re- 
port for the month of July was received. Attendance at the worship services 
for the summer month has been good. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the Trustee's meeting: 

1. Fuel oil for the winter has been purchased at 36<£/gallon. The total 
cost was $1 ,800.00. 

2. All repair bills have been paid with a balance of $300.00 in the 
building fund. 

3. The Trustees voted to complete the work on the back side of the 
cemetery as their next project. 

The Consistory voted to purchase a new roll of music for the bells. 

The Consistory voted to receive John Calvin, Pat and Tine Peeler, and 
Martha Spencer into the Church fellowship by letter of transfer from Shiloh 
Methodist Church, Granite Quarry, North Carolina. 

Pastor Fisher will work with the Christian Education Committee to 
improve our Sunday School. Rally Day will be held in the near future. 

There was some discussion on organizing a Brotherhood Meeting. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Alan Culp, James Bonds, Harold Earnhardt, Nancy South, Nancy 
Miller, Marguerite Misenheimer, Pastor Fisher, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - September 18, 1977 

The Consistory held its September meeting in the Fellowship Hall. 
President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher offered a 
prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. A favo- 
rable financial report for August was received. 

Shearin Teague reported for the Christian Education Committee. The 
Church School program has been reorganized, officers and teachers secured 
for the year, with Rally Day planned for Sunday, September 25. 

Pastor Fisher reported that the Trustees conducted no new business. 

The Western Association meeting will be held in Greensboro, October 4. 
A delegate is needed. 

The Consistory voted to hold a breakfast meeting October 16 to organize 
a Brotherhood. At this meeting a program will be set up to organize ushers 
for the worship service. 

The Consistory voted to remove the names of Cathy, Bob and Amy Greene 
from the Church roll by erasure. 

The Consistory voted to receive Joe and Onedia Berger and Phillip and 
Bonnie Culp into the Ursinus fellowship. 

There being no further business the meeting was closed with the Lord's 
Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: James Bonds, Alan Culp, Shearin Teague, Randy Bingham, Nancy 
Miller, Nancy South, Hugh Bost, Ed Augustyn, Marguerite Misen- 
heimer, Dot Royal, Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - October 16, 1977 



The Consistory held its October meeting in the conference room. Pres- 
ident Alan Culp called the meeting to order and Pastor Fisher offered a prayer. 
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. Ray Brown reviewed 
the nine months budget. The report was favorable. 

A Men's Brotherhood was organized Sunday, October 16. Officers are 
President - Alan Culp and Treasurer - Ronnie Shoaf. This will be a service 
program. 

The Consistory voted to discontinue the Building Fund for the time being. 

Shearin Teague reported that the memorial fund now contains $675.04. 

Pastor Fisher reported that the Church School program is off to a good 
start. The Youth Fellowship has been organized and our youth will take part 
in the worship service on Sunday, November 20. 

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be at Grace Lowerstone with 
Pastor Nelson delivering the sermon. 

There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:00 p.m. on November 20. A 
film strip, "We Can Walk Together" will follow the dinner. The Consistory 
voted to purchase 100 copies of the booklet, "What Everyone Should Know About 
Christmas". A copy will be given to each Church family. 

The Consistory voted to hold its November and December meetings on the 
second Sunday night because of conflicting programs. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Randy Bingham, Shearin Teague, Harold Earnhardt, Alan Culp, 

Ed Augustyn, Nancy Miller, Marguerite Misenheimer, Ray Brown, 
Pastor Fisher, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - November 13, 1977 



The Consistory held its November meeting in the conference room. 
President Alan Culp called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The Consistory voted to accept the proposed 1978 budget, presented by 
the Deacons. On November 24 the budget will be presented to the congregation. 
On December 11, a congregational meeting will be held to elect officers and 
to vote on the 1978 budget. 

Alan Culp reported on the Board meeting of Homeland Ministries. As a 
corporate member of the board, he attended sessions on Higher Education, 
Family Life, and Alternate Life Styles. 

Pastor Fisher reported that the Christmas booklets and the Advent devo- 
tional booklets will be distributed at the Fellowship dinner November 20. 

The annual Christmas programs will be held on Sunday evening, December 18 
and December 24. 

A slate of officers is being compiled. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's 
Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Alan Culp, Shearin Teague, Randy Bingham, Ed Augustyn, Harold 
Earnhardt, Marguerite Misenheimer, Pastor Fisher, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - December 11, 1977 

The Consistory held its December meeting in the conference room. Presi- 
dent Alan Culp called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. Mr. Ray 
Brown reported that all bills are paid and the financial condition of the 
church is good. The balance in the memorial fund is $979.05. 

New members elected to the Consistory are: 

Elders - Marguerite Misenheimer, Randy Bingham & Jean Puckett 
Deacons - Ronnie Shoaf, Tony Misenheimer & John Linker 
Trustee - Ray Peeler 

Pastor Fisher welcomed all of the new officers who will be ordained and 

installed during the worship service on January 1. 

Officers for the Consistory are as follows: 

President - Randy Bingham 
Vice-President - Ed Augustyn 
Recording Secretary - Dot Royal 
Financial Secretary - Ray Barnhardt 
Treasurer - Ray Brown 
Memorial Fund Treasurer - Shearin Teague 

The Consistory voted to let the Girl Scouts use the church facilities 
on the 6th, 13th and 20st of February for a course on First Aid. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Alan Culp, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Ronnie Shoaf, Alan Culp. Randy Bingham, Tony Misenheimer, 
Shearin Teague, Jean Puckett, John Linker, Ray Brown, Dot 
Royal , Pastor Fi sher 



ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - January 22, 1978 



The annual congregational meeting of Ursinus Church was held the fourth 
Sunday of January in the fellowship hall at 6:00 p.m. The meeting began with 
a covered dish supper. 

After calling the meeting to order, Alan Culp explained his duties as 
a board member of Homeland Ministries. Then he reported on the National 
Meeting of the Ministries. 

Next, the meeting was turned over to the newly elected President, 
Randy Bingham. Randy asked for the help and cooperation of everyone to make 
1 978 a good year. 

Pastor Fisher reviewed the 1977 year booklet and presented the new 
cemetery rules and regulations. After some discussion and minor changes, 
they were approved by the congregation. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with a 
prayer by Pastor Fisher. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - January 15, 1978 

The Consistory held its January meeting in the Conference Room. Pres- 
ident Randy Bingham called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mr. Ray Brown, Treas., 
presented a statement of the total expenditures for 1977. This amounted to 
$26,728.48. Total collections amounted to $28,933.67, leaving a balance of 
$2,178.25 in the checking account as of January 1, 1978. 

Alan Culp reported that hearing aids have been ordered and will be 
installed in the sanctuary as soon as possible. Also, new plants have been 
planted in the Memorial Garden. Hugh Bost will run a water line to the 
garden. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the Trustees Meeting. Repair work on the 
roof covering the walkway will begin immediately. 

The Consistory voted to help with expenses if Pastor Fisher decides 
to attend the Family Life Conference at Elon College February 28 - March 1. 

To aid us in a program for Lent, the Consistory has decided to buy 
materials entitled "Journey to Jerusalem". 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lords Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Randy Bingham 
Ray Brown 
Ed Augustyn 
John Linker 
Ronnie Shoaf 
Harold Earnhardt 
Marguerite Misenheimer 
Dot Royal 
Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - February 19, 1978 



The Consistory held its February meeting in the Conference Room. 
President Randy Bingham called the meeting to order and read verses from 
the book of Luke. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The Community Services during Holy Week will be held as follows: 

Wednesday, March 22 - St. James Lutheran Church 

Thursday, March 23 - Lowerstone United Church of Christ 

Friday, March 24 - Ursinus United Church of Christ 

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - Rockwell Methodist 

EAST SERVICE - 11:00 a.m. - Each church will have its own. 

The Consistory voted to help sponsor the Pfeiffer College Choir at 
Christiana Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 9 with a contribution of $30.00. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Randy Bingham, President 



Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Marguerite Misenheimer 
Jean Puckett 
Tony Misenheimer 
Ed Augustyn 
John Linker 
Harold Earnhardt 
Randy Bingham 
Nancy Miller 
Ronnie Shoaf 
Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - March 19, 1978 



The Consistory held its March meeting in the Conference Room. Pres. 
Randy Bingham called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. A favorable 
financial report was received for the month of February. 

Pastor Fisher expressed his appreciation for the support and love given 
to them by the church members during Jeffrey;s illness. Southern Conference 
will be held in Virginia Beach, April 14 - 15. John Linker was voted dele- 
gate and Harold Earnhardt alternate. 

Pastor Fisher received a request from Immanuel Lutheran Church for 
letters of transfer of membership for Harold, Jennie, Gray and Susan Barrier. 
The Consistory voted to honor the request. 

There was some discussion on ways to increase church membership, but no 
definite procedure was set up. 

The Consistory voted to ask the mens 1 brotherhood to erect new United 
Chruch of Christ signs on Highway 52 North and South, and on 152 West. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Randy Bingham 

Tony Misenheimer 
Ronnie Shoaf 
Jean Puckett 
John Linker 
Pastor Fisher 
Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - April 15, 1978 



The Consistory held its April meeting in the Conference Room. Pres. 
Randy Bingham called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. The minutes 
of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Pastor Fisher reviewed the first quarter financial report. He also 
gave the trustee's report: 

1. The roof over the walkway has been replaced. 

2. Repairs to the guttering on the parsonage and the Educational 
Building are presently being made. 

3. Repairs to plaster and some painting are being done in the Educa- 
tional Building and Sanctuary. 

Alan Culp reported onthe brotherhood meeting. They will continue the 
cemetery work and also co-sponsor an ice cream and cake sale on the first 
of June. 

The Consistory gave Marguerite Misenheimer permission to use the 
fellowship hall on May 27. 

The Consistory voted to receive Tim Linker, Eddie Morgan, and El i s ha 
Waddell (is she wishes) into the Ursinus fellowship by confirmation on 
May 14. Barbara Misenheimer will be received also by letter of transfer. 

The Consistory decided to ask the Adult Sunday School Class to place 
identification signs throughout the church building. 

There being no further business, the meeting was closed with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Randy Bingha, Ronnie Shoaf, Marguerite Misenheimer, 
Jean Puckett, Harold Earnhardt, John Linker, Alan Culp, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - May 21, 1978 

The Consistory held its May meeting in the Conference Room. Vice 
President Ed Augustyn called the meeting to order, and Pastor Fisher 
offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The financial report for the month of April was good. The Consistory 
voted to receive into the church fellowship Linda Linker, by letter of 
transfer, and Lloyd All man, by reaffirmation of faith on May 14, 1978. 

Ed Augustyn reported that plans for ushers have been completed. 

Pastor Fisher gave the following Trustee's report. The cemetery work 
and the repairs to property are progressing. Some painting has been done 
in the Educational Building and in some parts of the Sanctuary will begin 
soon. 

Vacation Bible School will be held June 12 - 16. Teachers and mate- 
rials have been lined up. Pastor Fisher also explained the type of worship 
services we will follow for the next seven weeks. These will be a conti- 
nuation of our theme "To Walk Together". 

Pastor Fisher felt Ursinus Church is suffering from an identify crisis. 
After some discussion the Consistory approved the following: 

1. Road signs on Highways 52 and 152 

2. A series of newspaper ads 

3. Letters to new families moving into our area 

4. Visitation by the Pastor with a follow-up visit by a lay person 

5. Letter to a visitor attending the worship service 

6. Study program for new members 

7. Moments of concern about the local and national Church of Christ 
and stewardship. 

There being no further business, the meeting was closed with the Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ed Augustyn, Vice President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Alan Culp, Ronnie Shoaf, Harold Earnhardt, Ed Augustyn, 
Marguerite Misenheimer, Pastor Fisher, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - June 18, 1978 

The Consistory held its June meeting in the fellowship hall. President 
Randy Bingham called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. The minutes 
of the last meeting were read and approved. The financial report for May was 
very good. 

Pastor Fisher gave the following Trustee's Report. The rate of pay for 
mowing the cemetery has been raised to $70.00 per month. This covers the 
months previously paid $50.00. 

There has been some painting in the Sanctuary and Educational Building. 
There will be more to follow. A new furnace has been ordered for the parson- 
age. The Consistory voted to begin Building Fund Collections the first 
Sunday of July to help pay for the furance and painting. 

The Consistory voted to accept August 27 as Ursinus Day at Blowing Rock. 

The Consistory voted to accept Jerry Holshouser into the Ursinus Fellow- 
ship by letter of transfer from St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. 

Ed Augustyn, John Linker, and Mrs. Mary Peeler will serve as contact 
people with the Nazareth Children's Home. 

Rev. Huett Carpenter will be our guest minister July 16. 

Pastor Fisher explained the type of worship services we will follow 
through December. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher, Randy Bingham, Ed Augustyn, Marguerite Misen- 
heimer, Jean Puckett, John Linker, Tony Misenheimer, Dot Royal 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - July 16, 1978 



The Consistory held its July meeting in the fellowship hall. President 
Randy Bingham called the meeting to order and read scripture passages from 
the book of Luke. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown reviewed the financial report for the first six months. 
The financial condition of the church is the best in its history. 

John Linker reported on the activities at the childrens' home. 

Pastor Fisher expressed his and Shirley's appreciation for the 25th 
Anniversary Celebration honoring them with a covered dish dinner following 
the worship service Sunday, June 10, 1978 by the congregation. 

The Consistory voted to accept Mrs. Penelope Waddell into the Ursinus 
fellowship by letter of transfer from the United Church of Christ, Downer's 
Grove, Ohio. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the identify ministry: The Consistory 
discussed a new youth program and asked Pastor Fisher to talk with Jan 
Gore about setting up a program. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Ed Augustyn, Harold Earnhardt, Pastor Fisher, Tony Misenheimer, 
Marguerite Misenheimer, Alan Culp, John Linker, Dot Royal, 
Randy Bingham 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - August 21, 1978 

The Consistory held its August meeting in the fellowship hall. President 
Randy Bingham called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. The minutes 
of the last meeting were read and approved. 

John Linker reported the following changes at the Childrens' Home. Rev. 
Martin Schaeffer has assumed the duties as Superintendent of the home. There 
have been some other personnel changes including some new house parents. 

The Consistory voted to pay Jan Gore $15.00 per week to work with the 
youth group for the last quarter of the year. Then the program will be 
re-eval uated. 

Pastor Fisher reported that the trustees are progressing with the year's 

work. 

New teachers and officers of the Church School will be installed Sunday, 
September 3. 

The Consistory voted to purchase materials for the classes for new 
members to be held this fall as well as some children's pen pads for kinder- 
garten children to use during worship services. The total cost is $37.00. 

Mr. Bill Waddell was accepted into the Ursinus fellowship by baptism 
Sunday, July 23, 1978. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: John Linker, Jean Puckett, Nancy Miller, Marguerite Misenheimer, 
Randy Bingham, Harold Earnhardt, Alan Culp, Tony Misenheimer, 
Dot Royal, Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - September 17, 1978 



President, Randy Bingham, called the meeting to order and read scripture 
verses from the first chapter of Mark. The minutes of the last meeting were 
read and approved. 

The financial report for August was received. An offering of $51.11 
was received for the upkeep of the Little White Church. 

President Randy Bingham appointed the following committee to set up a 
flower policy for the Church: Nancy Miller, Harold Earnhardt, and Marguerite 
Mi senheimer. 

The new pulpit Bible will be dedicated and the old one placed in the 
history room on Sunday, October 15. 

Pastor Fisher gave the trustee's report. There was some discussion 
about the moisture in the fellowship hall. This will be turned over to the 
trustees. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bost requested the use of the fellowship hall 
Sunday, November 19. 

The women's fall fellowship dinner will be held Sunday evening, October 29. 

Pastor Fisher reported on the Identify Ministry and events coming up 
in October. New confirmation and adult classes will begin. 

Sunday, October 22, we will have a guest minister during the worship 
service. 

After some discussion, the Consistory decided not to sponsor the 
Ursinus College Choir. 

Pastor Fisher read a letter from the Superintendent of the Children's 
Home concerning changes in their present Church School Program. No decision 
about this was made. There being no further business, the meeting was 
adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Randy Bingham, President 
Dot Royal , Secretary 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - October 15, 1978 



The Consistory held its regular meeting in the conference room. Pres- 
ident Randy Bingham called the meeting to order and offered a prayer. The 
minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Brown reviewed the treasurer's report for September as well as 
the third quarterly report. 

The Consistory voted to accept the flower policy presented by the com- 
mittee and to present it to the congregation at the annual meeting. 

Pastor Fisher reported on our identify ministry, the youth ministry 
and the ass. meeting. 

Alan Culp plans to attend the national meeting of the Board of Homeland 
Ministry in Grand Rapids, Michigan in November. 

The Consistory approved the following: 

1. To help with the expenses for Pastor Fisher to attend a Handicap 
Conference in Lancaster, PA, November 16-18. He will represent 
the Southern Conference. 

2. To help the First Church, Salisbury to sponsor the Ursinus Choir 
the first week in Lent with a $100.00 contribution and attendance. 

3. To pay fees and expenses for Ed Augustyn to attend a mission's 
co-ordinator workship. Ed will serve as the mission's co-ordinator 
for Ursinus. 

4. To accept into the Ursinus fellowship: Jan Gore by letter of 
transfer from St. Peter's Lutheran Church and David Gore by letter 
from First Presbyterian Church in Albemarle. David Shepard was 
accepted by letter of transfer from St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 
and Diane Shepard by reaffirmation of faith. William and Gail 
Clontz were accepted by reaffirmation of faith. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 

Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: John Linker, Randy Bingham, Jean Puckett, Ed Augustyn, Alan Culp, 
Marguerite Misenheimer, Dot Royal, Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - November 19, 1978 



The consistory held its November meeting in the conference room. 
President Randy Bingham offered a prayer. The minutes of the last meeting 
were read and approved. 

John Linker presented the proposed budget for 1979. The Consistory 
voted to accept the budget. 

Pastor Fisher commented on our identify ministry. He also reported on 
the workship for the handicapped persons. This program comes under the 
Health and Welfare Division of the Board of Homeland Ministries. At the 
present, there are no funds and only part time help provided. The purpose 
of the meeting was to set up a board to push for actions from the Conference 
to the General Synod. 

The Consistory voted to grant a letter of transfer for Debbie Ridenhouse 
Chance to Gold Hill Methodist Church. Also, Cindy Miller's name will be 
removed from the church membership by erasure. 

On December 3, a new advent wreath will be dedicated in memory of Joe Frye. 

On December 17 a congregational meeting will be held to vote on the 
1979 budget and to elect new officers. 

The Christmas programs will be held on December 17 and 24. There being 
no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randy Bingham, President 

Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: John Linker, Ed Augustyn, Randy Bingham, Harold Earnhardt, 
Nancy Miller, Dot Royal, Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - December 31, 1978 



The Consistory held its December meeting the Church Parsonage. Randy 
Bingham, President, called the meeting to order and presented a prayer. 
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown reviewed the treasurer's report for the month of November 
as well as the annual report for 1978. The total expenditures amounted to 
$30,529.44. This left a balance of approximately $2,500.00. 

In old business, Pastor Fisher reported on a meeting he attended with 
the Board of Managers, Superintendent of the Nazareth Children's Home, area 
pastors, and lay persons to discuss a new church school program for the 
children. The Consistory voted to participate in the new program on a trial 
basis. 

In new business, the Consistory voted to grant letters of transfer to 
the following persons: Paula Barringer to Wesleyan-Haines Methodist Church 
in Winston-Salem; and Randy Giessler to Lyerly Memorial Church. The Consis- 
tory voted to received into the Ursinus fellowship by reaffirmation of faith - 
Jerry and Karen Mintz and Mrs. Virginia Wiley. 

Pastor, Fisher reported briefly on the 1978 church statistics: The 
number of members attending was down from previous years; the weekly attendance 
was down. There were 7 baptisms and 12 new members. Nine memhers were lost 
which left us with a gain of three members. The present membership stands at 
214. A more detailed report on these statistics will be given at the annual 
meeting on January 28, 1979. 



The following persons were elected to the Consistory: 
Trustee - Jack Taylor 

Elders - Shearin Teague, James Bonds, John C. Peeler 

Deacons - Pat Holshouser, Jackie Taylor, Phillip Culp 

The Consistory also elected the following officers for 1979: 

President - Randy Bingham 

Vice-President - James Bonds 

Secretary - Jackie Taylor 

Treasurer - Ray Brown 

Recording Secretary - Ray Barnhardt 

Memorial Fund Treasurer - Shearin Teague 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned. Following 
the meeting Pastor Fisher, Shirley, and Randy Bingham served refreshments. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Randy Bingham, President 



Dot Royal , Secretary 

Attendance: Randy Bingham 
Ronnie Shoaf 
Harold Eanrhardt 
Nancy Miller 
Jean Puckett 
Alan Culp 

Marguerite Misenheimer 

Ray Brown 

Jack Taylor 

Jackie Taylor 

Pat Holshouer 

James Bonds 

Phillip Culp 

John C. Peeler 

Shearin Teague 

Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - January 21, 1979 

The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met January 21, 1979 
in the Conference Room. The meeting was ca-led to order the president, 
Randy Bingham, who led the group in prayer. 

The treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance Brought Forward $5,749.50 
Less Total Disbursements 3,233.25 
Balance in Checking Account January 1, 1979 $2,516.25 

Concerning the road signs for Ursinus Church it was decided that John 
Linker woulg again check for approval for placing one sign at the mobile 
home site in east Rockwell. Randy Bingham will check for approval of 
the American Legion site. 

John Linker has compiled a booklet with advertisements and other items 
relating to our Identity Ministry program. This booklet will be placed in 
the History Room. 

Shearin Teague asked permission for the Womrn's Club to use the Fellow- 
ship Hall February 27. Permission was granted. 

A discussion was held concerning effectiveness of the ads in the news- 
paper during the "Identity" program. The group generally thought they were 
effective and would like to place ads again, possibly using some other form 
of advertising such as the Fair catalog. John Linker will check on a better 
ad rate. 

Pastor Fisher announced the Annual Congregation Meeting will be January 28. 

The pastor announced his proposed "Your Nail" Lenten Program. Plans are 
that each family would receive a packet containing resource materials for 
Lent at the Ash Wednesday service. A "Share and Prayer" service will be 
held every Wednesday night during Lent in the Fellowship Hall. Members of 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - January 21, 1979 PAGE TWO 

the Consistory will lead the programs. After a brief discussion a motion 
was made by Shearin Teague, and seconded by John Peeler to approved the 
Lenten Program as suggested. A motion was made by John Peeler that money 
collected in the Lenten folders be given to John's River Camp, bathhouse 
project. The Trustees second recommendation is that the money be raised 
through the Building Fund. 

A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by John Linker that these 
two recommendations will be brought to the congregation for a vote. 

The Trustees also plan some minor repairs to stop underground water 
seepage in the basement. 

After praying the Lord's Prayer, the meeting was adjourned. 

Randy Bingham, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Marguerite Misenheimer 
Pat Holshouser 
Shearin Teague 
John Linker 
Ronnie Shoaf 
Randy Bingham 
James Bonds 
Philip Culp 
John Peeler 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



URSBJUS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 
Treasurer's Report for December, 1978 



Receipts : 



First Sunday 
Second Sunday- 
Third Sunday 
Fourth Sunday 
Fifth Sunday 

Sub Totals 

Total Offering 

Disbursements : 



Undesignated 

$ 705.80 
606.05 

U3U.65 
636.71 

% 2,859.^1 



^098.81 



Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) 

Designated ( Pas tors Christmas Gift) 

Designated (Poinsettias) 

Pastors Group Hospital Ins. 

Pastors Social Security 

Church School Supplies 

Youth Fellowship 

Delegate Expense 

Flowers 

Music Ministry 
Sextons Salary 
Utilities 
Misc. 

Sales Tax to be refunded 

Total Disbursements 

Balance Brought Forward 

Total Receipts for the month of December 

Total Receipts and Balance Brought Forward 

Less Total Disbursements 

Balance in Checking Account, Jan 1, 1979 



Desiffiated 
$ 1,125.00 

Pastors Christmas gift 

IIJ4.OO 
Poinsettias 



$ 1,239.00 



I U00.00 
1,125,00 

11U.00 

26U.OO 
250.00 
260. % 

75.00 
50.00 
3U.50 
175.00 
96.16 
268.52 
116.11 
U.02 
I 3,233.25 



3 1,650.69 
$ 5JU9.50 



2,516.25 




Respectfully submitted, 
Ray ¥. Brown-Treasurer 

Weekly Requirement f-519. 21+ 
Average for Deo. $571.96 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - February 25, 1979 



The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met February 25, 1979 
in the Conference Room. The meeting was called to order by President Randy 
Bingham who read scripture from Matthew. The Treasurer's report was given 
as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance Brought Forward $5,201.47 
Less Total Disbursements 3,041 .55 

Balance February 1, 1979 $2,159.92 

Both sites (American Legion and mobile home) for Ursinus Church signs 

were approved by land owners. The signs will be placed as soon as weather 

permits . 

John Linker presented the completed Identity Emphasis Booklet. It will 
be placed in the History Room. 

Pastor Fisher reported that the Lenten Program is planned and ready to 
start this week on Ash Wednesday. 

Pastor Fisher presented the joint Holy Week Services schedule for 

approval. It is as follows: 

Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. - Rockwell Methodist Church 

Pastor Edwin Hedgepeth 
Maundy Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. - Ursinus United Church of Christ 

Pastor Guy Fisher, Musical Tenebrae 
Service, Holy Communion 
Good Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. - Grace (Lowerstone) U.C.C. 

Pastor Jones 

Easter Sunrise Service, April 14, 6:30 a.m. - St. James Lutheran Church 

Pastor Fisher 

A motion was made by Marguerite Misenheimer and seconded by John Peeler 
to approve the Holy Week Program. 

Pastor Fisher announced that Rev. Kenneth Clapp will be the new Execu- 
tive Director of the Blowing Rock Assembly Grounds. This will be a year 
round job with more activities planned for all church groups. The group 
expressed desire that Pastor Fisher write to confirm our usual date at the 
Assembly Ground, the last Sunday in August. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - February 25, 1979 PAGE TWO 

Two recommendations from the Trustees were presented by Pastor Fisher 
for approval by the Consistory. The first recommendation is that the 
Western Waterproofing Company of Charlotte would be contracted to restore, 
clean and repair the church building from ground level to its highest 
point. Under the contract, all granite will be cleaned, brick steam cleaned, 
all masonry joints repaired, roof repaired, stucco repaired and cleaned, 
and a waterproof sealer sprayed over the entire building. This comes to a 
total of $6,271 .00. 

Members who will lead in the Wednesday sessions are Shearin Teague, 
Philip Culp, John Peeler, Jackie Taylor. 

The meeting was adjourned after a prayer by the group. 

Randy Bingham, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher 
James Bonds 
Randy Bingham 
John Linker 
John Peeler 
Shearin Teague 
Marguerite Misenheimer 
Pat Holshouser 
Philip Culp 
Jackie Taylor 



UBSMUS UIJITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Treasurer's Report for January, 1979 



Receipts: 



Undesignated Dea i giat ad 



First Sunday $ 1,103.05 $ 33.0? 

Second Sunday 591.10 Sales Tax 

Third Sunday 1+98. U5 Refunded 
Fourth Sunday ~ U59 1 55 

Sub totals | 2,652.15 $ 33.0?" 

Total Receipts $2, 685.22 

Disbursements : 

Church World Service (missions) § 150.00 

Nazareth Children's Home 200.00 

Pastor's Salary 1,187.00 

Pastor's Travel Expense 170.00 

Pastor's Annuity 35?. 35 

Pastor's Family Protection Plan 32.03 

Church Office Expense 206.78 

Youth Ministry 60.00 

Flowers 10.65 

Music Ministry , ! ' 150.00 

Sexton's Salary 73.85 

Utilities 329.92 

Misc. 11U.30 

Sales Tax to be refunded U.67 

Total Disbursements 3»0ijl ,55 

Balance Brought Forward $ 2, 516.25 

Total Receipts for the month of January 2,665.22 

Total Receipts and Balance Brought Forward £ 5»20i.U7 

Less Total Disbursements 3.0U1.55 

Balance in Checking Account, Feb. 1, 1979 $ 2,159-92 



Respectfully submitted, 
Ray ¥. Brown-Treasurer 

Weekly Requirement §576.92 

Average for Jan. £671.30 



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UHSIUOS UNITE?) CHURCH OP, CHRIST 
Rookwell , North Carolina 

March 18, 1979 

The trustees recommend the following proposals of restoration, 
beautification and preservation to the entire exterior of the 
Sanctuary from grade level to highest point | 

Item I. Sandblast all granite 

Item II. All masonry steam oleaned 

Item III, All loose, missing, deteriorated mortor joints and 
granite out out and repointed 

Item IV, All masonry treated with water repellent 

Item V, Stucco repaired, steam cleaned, and two coats of water 
repellent applied 

Item VI, Roofing mastio applied to edge of roof and bell towers 



If above items are approved, the trustees will oontract with the 
Western Waterproofing Company, St s Louis, Mo.— Price $6,271,00, 

The trustees suggest we use the 1st Sunday Building Fund Offerings 
to pay for the above project. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - March 18, 1979 



The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met March 18, 1979 
in the Conference Room. The meeting was called to order by President Randy 
Bingham. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The 
treasurer's report was given as follows: 



The congregation voted for the improvement program as the Trustees 
proposed. This program includes the following items: 

1. Sandblast all granite 

2. All masonry steam cleaned 

3. All loose, missing, deteriorated mortar joints and granite cut 
out and repointed. 

4. All masonry treated with water repellent. 

5. Stucco repaired, steam cleaned, and two coats of water repellent 
appl ied. 

6. Roofing mastic applied to edge of roof and bell towers. 

This contract is with the Western Waterproofing Company, St. Louis, 
Missouri, at the price of $6,271.00. 

Pastor Fisher announced that August 26 is the date for worship at the 
Blowing Rock Assembly Grounds. The Assembly Grounds invites church members 
for overnight and meals anytime. Call for reservations. 

It was announced by Pastor Fisher that a Confirmation Retreat will be 
held May 11 - 14 at the Assembly Grounds. The cost is $12.50/person. We 
have two students eligible for this retreat. A motion was made by Jean 
Puckett and seconded by Philip Culp that we send the two students, Cyrus 
Cooper and Alicia Waddell with advisors Jan and David Gore. 

Diane Sheppard will be assembling the booklet for the "Your Nail" Lenten 
Program. 



Total Receipts and Balance brought forward 
Less Total Disbursements 
Balance March 3, 1979 



$3,829.26 
1 ,979.61 
$1 ,849.65 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - March 18, 1979 PAGE TWO 

There will be an Easter Sunday Baptismal Service, with the Charles 
Misenheimer infant being baptized. 

After praying the Lord's Prayer, the meeting was adjourned. 

Randy Bingham, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 



Attendance: Philip Culp 

Marguerite Misenheimer 

Randy Bingham 

James Bonds 

Ronnie Shoaf 

Jean Puckett 

Jackie Taylor 

Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - April 22, 1979 



The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met Apirl 22, 1979 

in the conference room. The meeting was called to order by President Randy 

Bingham. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved by the 

group. The treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,940.50 
Less Total Disbursements 3,1 1 1 . 56 

Balance in checking account April 1, 1979 $1 ,828.94 

The Quarterly Treasurer's Report showed that $8,132.72 had been spent 
on the yearly budget. 

It was announced that the two confirmands, Cyrus Cooper and Alicia 
Waddell, will be attending the Confirmation Retreat May 11 - 14. Expenses 
will be paid by the church. 

Marguerite Misenheimer asked permission to use the Fellowship Hall June 2. 
Permission was granted. 

It was brought to the attention of the Consistory that no special times 
had been set up for the lighting of the brass hurricane lamps in the windows. 
It was agreed that Pastor Fisher and Jackie Taylor would establish these 
dates and the ushers would light the candles on these dates. 

The "Your Nail" Lenten Program was discussed. It was decided that the 
program was generally effective with good participation. Permission was 
granted for the cross used in these services to be placed in the History Room. 

The following announcements were made by Pastor Fisher. 

1. The Church Men's Fellowship will hold their spring meeting April 26 
at the Crystal Lounge. Men were urged to attend. 

2. Nazareth Children's Home will hold a Spring Festival June 9. 

3. May 6 there will be a Youth Rally for the Youth Fellowship in 
Al bemarle. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - April 22, 1979 PAGE TWO 

The group decided to put one advertisement in the East Rowan Fair 
Booklet at a cost not to exceed $20.00. 

A report from the Trustees indicated that the cleaning and improvement 
project is progressing according to schedule. The Trustees requested to 
use $1,000 out of the regular church budget since there is a $2,000 balance 
in the checking account. They would also like to use $500 from the Memorial 
Fund. This proposal was to keep from borrowing money. After discussion 
Shearin Teague made a motion seconded by John Peeler that the $500 in the 
Memorial Fund be used by the Trustees. Ronnie Shoaf made a motion, seconded 
by Jean Puckett, that $1,000 from the chruch checking account be used if 
needed to pay for the improvements. 

A request for Letter of Transfer of Gary and Janice Mull to Ascension 
Lutheran Church, Shelby was made to the Pastor. The request was granted. 

The meeting was adjourned after praying together the Lord's Prayer. 

Randy Bingham, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: John Peeler 
James Bonds 
Jean Puckett 
Randy Bingham 
Shearin Teague 
Pat Holshouser 
Marguerite Misenheimer 
Ronnie Shoaf 
Philip Culp 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



UESBJUS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 
Treasurer's Report For March, 1979 



Receipts: 

First Sunday 
Second Sunday 
Third Sunday 
Fourth Sunday 

Total Receipts 



4 581+. 55 
1,321.90 
573.50 
610.90 

$ 3,090.85 



Disbursements : 

Pastor's Salary 
Our Christian World Mission 
Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry a 
Pastor's Travel Expense 
Pastor's Group Hospital Ins. 
Church Office Expense 
Church School Expense 
Youth Work 
Flowers 

Bonding Treasurer 
Music Ministry 
Sexton's Salary 
Utilities 
Misc. 

Sales Tax to he Refunded 

Total Disbursements 

Balance Brought Forward 
Total Receipts (March) 
Total Receipts and Bal. Bro, For. 



Less Total Disbursements 

Balance in Checking Account 1+/1/79 



1,271+. 00 

200.00 
200.00 
332.00 
261+.00 

15.39 
121.21+ 
60.00 
63.95 

25.00 

100.00 

101+.30 

322.19 

25.95 



* 


3,111.56 


S 


1,81+9.65 




-?,o?o*85 


f 


U,9Uo.5o 


t 


3,111.56 


t 1,828.91+ 



Weekly Requirement $576.92 
Average for March $772.71 
First Quarter Weekly Ave. £620. 1+5 

Bu ilding Fund Challenge Today we emphasize the Building 
Fund. 'There are envelopes in the pews. A certain member 
challenges all who will to match his $100.00 gift. Your 
offerings will go to pay for the restoration project. 



V. 



URSINCS UNITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Treasurers Report for April, 1979 

Receipts 

Undesignated 



First Sunday $ 570.75 

Second Sunday 672,00 $ 1 89.80 

Third Sunday 59U.50 John's River 

Fourth Sunday 629.20 Camp 
Fifth Sunday 630.25 

Total Receipts I3Jc5oV70 # 189780 

$3,286.50 

Disbursements : 

Our Christian World Mission $ 300.00 

Nazareth Children 1 s Home 200.00 

World Service 100.00 

Pastor* s Salary 887.00 

Pastor's Travel Expense 166.00 

Pastor's Annuity 1*08.67 

Pastor's Life Insurance 37*15 

Church Office Expense U7.3? 

Youth Ministry 75.00 

Flowers 5^.25 

Music Ministry 200.00 

Sextons Salary • 73*85 

Utilities 3U8.22 

Misc. 15.15 

Sales Tax to be refunded \ 2.73 

Total Disbursements $ 2,917.89 

Balance Brought Forward t 1,828.9k 

Total Receipts for the month of April 3.286.50 

* i ) - • 

Total Receipts and Balance Brought Forward % 5»H5«i& 

Less Total Disbursements 2.917.89 

Balance in Checking Account 5/1/79 $2,197.55 



Respeotfully submitted, 

Bay W. Brown-Treasurer Weekly Requirement $576.92 

Average for April $619. 3k 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - May 20, 1979 

The Consistory of the United Church of Christ met April 22, 1979 in the 

conference room. President Randy Bingham opened the meeting with a prayer. 

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read. The treasurer's 

report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $5,115.44 
Less Total Disbursements 2,917.89 
Balance in Checking Account May 1, 1979 $2,197.55 

Jackie Taylor and Pastor Fisher met and established a list of times that 

the hurricane lamps should be used. The ushers will be informed and a list 

posted for them. 

Pastor Fisher reminded the Consistory of the Spring Festival at Nazareth 
Children's Home June 9. We may be asked to provide help selling food but 
there is nothing definite yet. 

Cyrus Cooper and Alicia Waddell attended the Confirmation Retreat 
accompanied by Jan and David Gore. 

Since there are no plans for a Community Fair this year, we will not 
be putting an advertisement in the booklet. The group discussed putting ads 
in the Post again. Pastor Fisher asked for ideas for a unique ad. No action 
was taken at this time. 

Signs identifying Sunday School classrooms have been placed throughout 
the Educational Building. The Adult Sunday School Class paid for these signs. 

Bible School will be held June 11 - 15. 

Pastor Fisher presented the names of Cyrus Cooper and Alicia Waddell to 
be confirmed June 3. The Consistory approved. 

James Bonds and Rachel Lapham were elected as delegates to Conference 
at Catawba College, June 2-3. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - May 20, 1979 PAGE TWO 

The Consistory voted that the Youth Fellowship will have one meeting 
per month in July, August and September. This meeting will be a special 
outing or trip that will last about 4 hours. 

Pastor Fisher asked the group to think about a preparatory service 
for World Wide Communion, the first Sunday in October. This service would 
probably be held on Saturday, perhaps beginning with a picnic supper. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Randy Bingham, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Pastor Fisher 
James Bonds 
Tony Misenheimer 
John Peeler 
Randy Bingham 
Philip Culp 

Marguerite Misenheimer 



URSDfUS UUITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Treasurer's Report for May, 1979 

Receipts 

First Sunday 
Second Sunday 
Third Sunday 
Fourth Sunday 
Total Receipts 

Disbursements % 



Western H. C. Association (UCC) $ 80.00 
Johns River Camp 200.00 
Johns River Camp (Lenten Offering) 189.80 
Pastor* s Salary 887. 00 

Pastor's Travel Expense 166.00 
Church Offioe Expense 57.36 
Church School Expense 256.93 
Youth Work 60.00 
Flower ministry 3^00 
Music Ministry 1^0.00 
Sexton 1 8 Salary 73.85 
Utilities 309.56 
Misc. (Western Waterproofing Co. Inc.) 600.00 
Sales tax to be refunded it. 82 

Total Disbursements $ 3,060.32 

Balance Brought Forward $ 2,197.55 

Total Receipts for the month of May fl 2.236 a 75 

Total Receipts and Bal. Bro. Forward $ U»U3U.30 

Less Total Disbursements $ 3.060.32 

Balance in Checking Account 6/1/79 $ 1» 373.98 



Respectfully submitted, 
Ray W, Brown-Treasurer 

Weekly Requirement § 576. 92 
Averave for May $559.19 



$ U63.UO 
760.50 
1*82.00 

$2,236.75 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - June 17, 1979 



The Consistory of the Ursinus United Christ of Christ met June 17, 1979 

in the conference room. The president opened the meeting by having Consistory 

members read from Proverbs, Chapter 27. The minutes of the previous meeting 

were read and approved. The treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,424.30 
Less Total Disbursements 3,060. 32 

Balance in Checking Account June 1, 1979 $1 ,373.98 

Advertisements for the paper were discussed again. After much discus- 
sion it was decided that a most unique ad must be used to draw attention. 
Members were to bring ideas next meeting. 

A Building Fund Report will be tallied for next Sunday's bulletin. 

Mike and Cindy Yost have expressed a desire to transfer from Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church and Shi 1 oh Methodist Church, where they held separate 
memberships, to Ursinus. A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by 
Shearin Teague that we invite the Yosts to be members. 

Marvin Schaeffer will be the guest pastor June 25, while Pastor Fisher 
is on vacation. 

The Trustees have suggested a work day for the whole congregation on 
August 4. A work sheet will be provided for people to sign up for specific 
duties. The hours will be from 10:00 - 12:00 with a picnic lunch following. 

Randy Bingham, President 

Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Philip Culp 

Shearin Teague 
John Peeler 
Ronnie Shoaf 
Marguerite Misenheimer 
Randy Bingham 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



URSINUS UNITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Rockwell, North Carolina 
Annual /Quarter Budget Report 

1979 

MISSION AND SERVICE BEYOND THE PARISH BUDGET 



Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) 

World Service (OGHS & SOS) 

Western NC Association (UCC) 

NC Council of Churohes 

Nazareth Childrens Home (UCC) 

Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry 

Church Builders Club (For UCC Mission Churches) 

United Church of Christ Retirement Home 

Lancaster Theological Seminary (UCC) 

John's River Camp (UCC) 

MISSION AND SERVICE WITHIN THE PARISH (Ministry) 

Pastors Salary 

Pastors Vehicle Allowance 

Pastors Group Hospital Insurance 

Pastors Annunity Fund 

Vacation Supply and Guest Leadership 

Family Protection Plan (Life Insurance) 

Social Security 

Parish Program 

Church Office Expense & Supplies 

Church School 

Youth Ministry 

Flowers 

Church Women 

Delegates expense to Conference & Association 
Bonding of Financial Secretary & Treasurer 
Music Ministry 

Building and Grounds 



Sextons Salary- 
Utilities 

Insurance (Buildings) 
Items not Listed Elsewhere 




Total Budget 

Weekly Budget 
S576.92 



$ 2,625.00 
250.00 
80.00 
30.00 
600.00 

U00.00 

100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
200.00 



$10,6111+. 00 
2,000.00 
1,100.00 

1,522.09 

200.00 

130.00 
600.00 



600.00 
600.00 
900.00 

200.00 
100.00 
100.00 
10.00 
1,1+00.00 



1,000.00 

3,500.00 
600.00 

308.91 

$30,000.00 



Sales Tax to be refunded 
Total Special Collections 
Total Received for Six 

ending, {June JOik, /?7<? 



UESUTUS UNITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Treasurer's Report for June, 1979 



Receipts 

First Sunday $ 723.OO 

Second Sunday 602.16 
Third Sunday 578.60 
Fourth Sunday laO.OO 
Total Receipts t 2,313.76 

Disbursements 

Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) $ 200.00 
Lancaster Theological Seminary 100.00 
Pastor's Salary 887. 00 

Pastor's Travel Expense 166.00 
Pastor's Group Hospital Ins. 261+.00 
C^-irch School Expense 23.75 
Youth Ministry 60.00 
Flowers 7.50 
Music Ministry 1+0.00 
Sexton's Salary IOI4.3O 
Utilities 381+. 87 

Misc. 15.U5 
Sales Tax to be refunded .30 

Total Disbursements I 2,253.17 

Balance Brought Forward $ l t 373.98 
Total Receipts for the month of June 2.313.76 

Total Receipts and Balance Brought Forward $ 3,687,7U 
Less Total Disbursements 2.253.17 

Balance in Checking Account 7 A/79 $ l,l+3U.57 



Respectfully submitted, _— 
Ray W. Brown-Treasurer 

Weekly Requirement $576.92 
Average for June 1578.14+ 



\ 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - July 15, 1979 

The Consistory of the Ursinus Church of Christ met July 15, 1979 in 

the conference room. Randy Bingham opened the meeting with a prayer. The 

minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved by the group. The 

monthly treasurer's report was submitted as follows by Ray Brown, treasurer. 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $3,687.74 
Less Total Disbursements 2,253.1 7 

Balance in checking account July 1, 1979 $1 ,434.57 

The Quarterly treasurer's report was also given. With a budget of 
$30,000, $16,364.10 has been paid at this point. Complete figures may be 
found attached to the minutes. 

After discussion it was decided that helpers on the church work day would 
not bring lunches. Concerning the work day, various methods were discussed 
as to how to clean the brass rail on the church front steps. 

Diane Sheppard has compiled and completed the "Your Nail" Booklet. It 
will be placed in the History Room. 

Advertisements for the newspaper were discussed again. After much dis- 
cussion no new ideas were offered. Pastor Fisher planned to bring some of 
our most effective ads from the past to help plan for new ads. Also John 
Peeler suggested that maybe a contest for members of the congregation may 
help us get new ads. 

It was announced that there would be Bus Tours to New England and New 
Orleans for interested persons sponsored by the United Church of Christ. 
Dates for the Tours are New England - September 18-24; New Orleans - 
October 19-26. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - July 15, 1979 



PAGE TWO 



Blowing Rock Assembly Grounds has announced two special promotions for 
this fall. One is the Fall Foliage Package at a special rate and there is 
to be a special event for the elderly. In addition to these there is the 
Brotherhood Annual Meeting scheduled for August 24-26. 

It was announced by the pastor that church attendance was the highest 
(except on one occasion) in a 10-year period for the month of July. 

A request was made by non-members Robert Hedonskog and Mary Smith to 
use the sanctuary to be married. A motion was made by Shearin Teague and 
seconded by Marguerite Misenheimer to grant the request if church rules are 
abided by. 

Our Annual Blowing Rock Sunday will be August 26. The congregation is 
urged to attend. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 

Randy Bingham, President 

Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Philip Culp 
John Peeler 
John Linker 
James Bonds 
Shearin Teague 
Marguerite Misenheimer 
Pat Holshouser 
Randy Bingham 
Pat Holshouser 



URSIMS UNITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Treasurer's Heport for July, 1979 



Receipts Undesignated Designated 

First Sunday $ 722. $0 ft 18. 1+6 

Second Sunday 811+. 00 Sales tax 

Third Sanday 557.00 refunded 
Fourth Sunday 1*39.00 
Fifth Sunday 62L.10 

Totals £ 3,156.60 ft 18.1+6 

Grand Total Receipts #3,175.06 

Disbursements ? 

Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry ft 200.00 

Pastor's Salary 887.00 

Pastor's Travel Expense 166.00 

Pastor's Annuity 380.51 

Pastor's Family Life Ins. 3U.59 

Church Office supplies 78.66 

Church Sohool 156.33 

Youth Ministry 83.50 

Flowers 50.25 

Musio Ministry 133.10 

Sexton's Salary 73.85 

Utilities 370.28 

Insurance on buildings 5M>.00 

Sales Tax to be refunded 'U.76 

Total Disbursements $3,16i+.83 

Balance Brought Forward ftl,l+3U»57 

Total Receipts for the month of July &3.175.06 

Total Receipts & Bal. Brought Forward $1+, 609.63 

Less Total Disbursements ft3.l6h.83 

Balance in Checking Account 8/1/79 ftl,l+l+l+.80 



Respectfully submitted, Weekly Requirement $576.92 

Ray W. Brown-Treasurer Average for July 0635.01 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - August 16, 1979 

The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met August 16, 1979 

in the conference room. Randy Bingham opened the meeting with devotions. 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's 

report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,609.63 
Less Total Disbursements 3,164.83 
Balance in checking account August 1, 1979 $1 ,444.80 

The Hedaskog wedding (permission was granted at the last meeting) has 

been cancelled. 

In order to keep the brass rail shiny, Consistory members have consented 
to take turns weekly to accomplish this. Jean Puckett agreed to clean the 
rail for September. Consistory members will volunteer monthly for this duty. 

It was decided that the extra church sign that we have will be altered 
so it can be used at the cemetery. Randy Bingham will contact Harwood Signs 
about this alteration. 

The entire congregation will be meeting at Blowing Rock next Sunday 
(August 26). The youth will be in charge of the program of devotions. 

It was discussed that the Youth Fellowship and the Confirmation Class 
may be able to meet on the same afternoon (Tuesday). This may help some 
parents driving children to these meetings and improve attendance. No vote 
was taken on this suggestion. 

There will be a special issue of A.D. Magazine at 60<£ a copy in October. 
A motion was made by Marguerite Misenheimer and seconded by Jean Puckett 
that a copy be purchased for every family in the church of this special 
issue. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - August 16, 1979 PAGE TWO 

It was announced by Pastor Fisher that the Preparatory Service will 
be held October 6. A family covered dish dinner will begin at 6:00. 
The service will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Nazareth Children's Home has announced that children will be available 
to visit in homes on holidays and weekends. Families desiring children 
to visit should contact the Children's Home. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 

Randy Bingham, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: James Bonds 
Jean Puckett 
Marguerite Misenheimer 
John Peeler 
Randy Bingham 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



UBSIMJS UNITED CHURCH OP CHHIST 
' — Treasurer's Report for August, 1979 

Receipts 

First Sunday $ 753.00 

Second Sunday 5U3.80 
Third Sunday U39 . 50 

Fourth Sunday (Blowing Rock, no regula r offering) 

Total $1,736.30 
Disbursements 

Pastor's Salary 
Pastor's Travel Expense 
•Church Office Expense 
Youth Ministry 
Church Women 
Music Ministry 
Sexton's Salary 
Utilities 



Total Disbursements 

"Balance Brought Forward 

ibtal Receipts for the month of Aug, 

Total Reoeipts and Bal» Brought For. 
Less Total Disbursements 



Balance in Checking Account 9A/79 



Respectfully submitted, 
Ray W, Brown-Treasurer 

Weekly Requirement $576.92 
August Average $U3U.70 
Eight month weekly average $598.50 



$ 887.00 
166.00 
85.56 
60.00 
13.58 
165.00 
73.85 

$i,9UU.53 

Sl,UJUJU.8o 
$1.736.30 

$3,181.10 
$1.9Ui.53 

$1,236.57 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - September 16, 1979 

The Consistory of the Ursinus United Church of Christ met September 16, 

1979 in the conference room. The meeting was opened with a prayer by the 

president, Randy Bingham. The minutes of the previous meeting were read 

and approved. The treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $3,181.10 
Less Total Disbursements 1 ,944.53 

Balance in checking account 9/1/79 $1 ,236.57 

Shearin Teague volunteered for the job of polishing the rail for the 

month of October. 

The sign previously made to identify the church has been renovated to 
identify the cemetery. 

The Youth Fellowship will continue to meet on Sunday and the Confirmation 
Class will begin meeting in October. 

The Consistory gave its consent that homemade bread could be used for 
the October communion. 

It was announced that there would be a Hunger Run in Salisbury October 6 
and 7 to benefit CROP. It is hoped that Ursinus will have participants. 

The Trustees reported that there is still some leaking of the roof and 
some water still coming in the basement. They would like for help on 
Saturday, September 29 to complete some unfinished work from the work day. 

Cindy Yost asked for permission to use the Fellowship Hall on September 
23. A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by Marguerite Misenheimer 
that permission be granted. 

Jackie Taylor and Marguerite Misenheimer were named as delegates to 
the Fall Association Meeting at Mt. Zion Church October 9. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - September 16, 1979 PAGE TWO 

The youth group will be selling Halloween candy several Sundays in 
October. 

The Ursinus College Choir will be in the area March 1-2. They will be 
singing in our church on Saturday, March 1. We will provide a fellowship 
supper before the service. Also we will provide overnight accommodations 
for 20 students. Our cost will be $250. 

A motion was made by John Peeler that the Advent kit "God's Yes" be 
ordered for use during the coming Advent season. 

A film concerning the plight of Refugee Families will be shown at St. 
James Lutheran Church September 23 at 7:00 p.m. Congregations in the East 
Rowan Church area are incited to view this film to see if there is any 
interest in sponsoring a Refugee Family. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 

Randy Bingham, President 

Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Randy Bingham 
Jean Puckett 
John Peeler 
Shearin Teague 
Pat Hoi shouser 
Marguerite Misenheimer 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - October 21, 1979 



The Consistory of Ursinus Church met October 21, 1979 immediately 
following the church service in the conference room. The change in meeting 
time was necessary to meet a previous commitment of the pastor. Randy 
Bingham, President, called the meeting to order. The treasurer's report 
was given. 

The Pastor reported that we will not be using the material "God's 
Yes" for Advent. On closer examination, this material was not suitable. 

The subject of resettling refugees has been dropped for the present 
time because of lack of interest. 

The present yough schedule is as follows: Youth will be meeting on the 
2nd and 4th Sundays. One hour will be devoted to music training and one 
hour for youth meeting. 

The Consistory would like an immediate response from the Trustees 
regarding the installation of the new furnace at the parsonage. The furn- 
ace has been here two years and needs to be installed. If the first company 
is unable to install this furnace another company should be contacted. 

A committee composed of the following members will meet November 4 to 
nominate persons to fill vacated seats of deacons and elders whose terms 
will be expiring this year. The committee is composed of Philip Culp. Pat 
Holshouser, John Peeler, James Bonds, Shearin Teague, and Jackie Taylor. 

The Deacons will be meeting October 28 at 6:00 to consider the budget 
for the coming year. 

The Home Demonstrations Club asked permission to use the Fellowship 
Hall on December 3. A motion was made by Marguerite Misenheimer that per- 
mission be granted. 



UBS INUS UNITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Treasurer's Report for October, 1979 



Receipts 

First Sunday $ 695. $0 

Second Sunday 702.2$ 



Total Receipts $ 2, 687.65 

Disbursements : 

Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) $ 200.00 

Nazareth Children's Home 200.00 
Church Builder's Club (For mission churches) 100.00 

United Church of Christ Retirement Home 100.00 

Pastors Salary 887. 00 

Pastors Travel Expense 166.00 

Pastors Annuity Fund 380.51 

Pastors Family Life Insurance 3U.59 

Church Office Expense 9.50 

Church School Expense 13.50 

Youth Ministry 170.00 

Flowers 33.75 

Music Ministry 100.00 

Sexton's Salary 73.85 

Jtilities 1+27.52 

Misc. 1U.30 

Sales Tax to be returned 2.23 



Total Disbursements $ 2,912.75 

Balance Brought Forward $ 1,762.07 

Total Receipts 2.687.05 

Total Receipts and Bal. Bro. Forward $ U,UU9.12 

Less Total Disbursements $ 2. 912.75 

Balance in Checking account, 11/1/79 ft 1,536.37 



Respectfully submitted, 
Ray W. Brown-Treasurer 



Weekly Requirement $576.92 
October Average $671.76 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - November 18, 1979 



The Consistory of the Ursinus United Church of Christ met in the 
conference room November 18, 1979. Randy Bingham opened the meeting with 
the Lord's Prayer. 

More discussion was held concerning the replacement of the furnace in 
the parsonage. A motion was made by Tony Misenheimer that a 30-day dead- 
line be placed on the contractor (Rockwell Radio and Electric) for the 
installation. The motion was seconded by Shearin Teague. 

It was agreed by the group that an advertisement be placed in the Post 
to secure a secretary for the church. 

The budget for the year 1980 was presented to the Consistory by Tony 
Misenheimer, chairman of the Deacon's Committee on the budget. A motion 
was made by Shearin Teague and seconded by John Peeler that the 1980 budget 
be accepted. (A copy of this budget follows this page). This budget will 
be published in the bulletin two weeks prior to the congregational meeting 
at which time the budget will be presented to the congregation for approval. 
This is in accordance with the constitution of the church. 

The following slate of officers were presented by the nomination 
committee : 

Trustees - Rena Bost, Marguerite Misenheimer 

Deacons - Tony Misenheimer, Sue Hall, David Gore, Alice Linker, Paula 

Kepley, Rachel Lapham 
Elders - Ed Augustyn, Nancy Miller, Harold Earnhardt, Jean Puckett, 

Dot Royal , Ronnie Shoaf 

The congregation will vote on this slate of officers on December 9. 

It was announced that the choir Christmas program will be December 23, 
followed by the children's program. Candlelight service will be on 
December 24. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - November 18, 1979 



PAGE TWO 



Ronnie Shoaf was appointed to take care of the rail in December. 

The treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $3,938.47 
Less Total Disbursements 2,335 . 36 

Balance in checking account 12/1/79 $1 ,61 3.1 1 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 



Randy Bingham, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Randy Bingham 
Shearin Teague 
James Bonds 
Tony Misenheimer 
Philip Culp 
Ronnie Shoaf 
Marguerite Misenheimer 
Jackie Taylor 
Pat Holshouser 
Pastor Fisher 



URSINUS UNITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Rockwell, North Carolina 
PROPOSED BUDGET 1^80 



MISSION AND SERVICE BEYOND THE PARISH 



1979 11§0 



Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) $ 2,625.00 $ 2,625.00 

World Service (OGHS & SOS) 2j0.00 250.00 

Western NC Association (UCC) 80.00 80.00 

NC Council of Churches 30.00 30.00 

Nazareth Childrens Home (UCC) 600.00 600.00 

Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry 1+00.00 ilOO.OO 

Church Builders Club (For UCC Mission Churches) 100.00 100,00 

United Church of Christ Retirement Center 100.00 100.00 

Lancaster Theological Seminary (UCC) 100.00 500.00 

John's River Camp (UCC) 200.00 200.00 

MISSION AND SERVICE WITHIN THE PARISH (Ministry) 

Pastors Salary $ 10,6UU.OO $ 12,000.00 

Pastors Vehicle Allowance 2,000.00 2,500.00 

Pastors Group Hospital Insurance 1,100.00 1,100.00 

Pastors Annunity Fund 1,522.09 1,720.00 

Vacation Supply and Guest Leadership 200,00 200.00 

Family Protection Plan (Life Insurance) 130,00 130.00 

Social Security 600,00 735.00 

Parish Program 

Church Office Expense and Supplies $ 600.00 $ 800.00 

Church School 600.00 600.00 

Youth Ministry 900.00 1,000.00 

Flowers 200.00 200,00 

Church Women 100.00 100.00 

Delegates expense to Conference and Association 100.00 100.00 

Bonding of Fianaoial Secretary and Treasurer 10.00 25.00 

Music Ministry . l f i|00.00 2,000.00 

Church Seoretary 1,378.00 

Newsle .tter supplies 200.00 

Building and Grounds 

Sextons Salary $ 1,000.00 $ 1,200,00 

Utilities 3,500.00 U, 500.00 

Insurance (Buildings) 600.00 600,00 

Items not listed elsewhere 308.91 i 

Total Budget 30,000.00 $ 35,973.00 

Weekly Budget % 576.92 $ 691.79 



URSINUS UNITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Treasurer's Report for November, 1979 

Receipts Undesignated Designated 



First Sunday 3 718.05 Family- 
Second Sunday 1+81+.25 Theiik- 
Third Sunday 565.55 $ 199.00 
Fourth Sunday liu5»2^ Offering 

$2,213.10 $ 199. Ou 

Total Receipts $2,1+12.10 

Disbursements 



Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) 

NC Council of Churches 

Pastors Salary 

Church Office Expense 

Pjntors Travel Expense 

Youth Ministry 

Flowers 

Music Ministry 
Sextons Salary 
Utilities 
Misc. 

Sales Tax to be refunded 
Thank Offering (Designated) 



Total Disbursements ••••••••••• • «• $2,335.36 

Balance Brought Forward $1,536.37 
Total Receipts for November S2.U12.10 

Total Receipts and Bal. Bro. Forward I3,9U8.U7 
Less Total Disbursements $2, 335*36 

Balance in Checking Account 12/1/79 Sl.6i3.ll 

Respectfully submitted, Weekly Requirement $576.92 
Ray W, Brown-Treasurer November Average $553*27 



1+00.00 
30.00 
887.OO 

5U.75 
166.00 

)+5.oo 

12.00 
100.00 

73*85 
318.28 

1*9.00 
.1+8 
199.00 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - December 16, 1979 



The Consistory of the Ursinus United Church of Christ met at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor, December 16, 1979 at 7:30 p.m. with Randy 
Bingham presiding. 

A secretary has been hired by the Pastor to serve on a trial basis 
until the first of the year. The Pastor requested that a contract be drawn 
up by the Consistory. 

Further concern was shown about the installation of the heating system 
in the parsonage. After discussion, it was decided that Harold Earnhardt 
and Shearin Teague would approach Hugh Bost with the wishes of the Consistory. 

Officers for the coming year were elected as follows: 

President Jean Puckett 

Vice President Shearin Teague 

Recording Secretary Jackie Taylor 
Financial Secretary Ray Barnhardt 
Treasurer Ray Brown 

Memorial Fund Treas. Ed Augystyn 

The Pastor announced that all Christmas Programs were prepared. The 
annual meeting of the church is scheduled for January 20, 1980 at 6:30 p.m. 
This will be a covered dish supper. 

A motion was made and seconded that Consistory would meet January 13 
to avoid conflict with the annual meeting. 

Nancy Miller was appointed delegate to the RCCM with Harold Earnhardt 
as an alternate. 

A motion was made by Harold Earnhardt and seconded by Ed Augustyn that 
a special offering be received at the Christmas Eve Service for the United 
Church Christmas Fund. This fund helps retired ministers and offers help 
in emergencies. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - December 16, 1979 PAGE TWO 

A copy of the proposed newsletter was shown to the Consistory. More 
recipients are needed to comply with the bulk rate mailing permit. 

The Trustees reported that they will weather strip doors around the 
church. They requested that a committee be appointed to consider replacing 
carpet in the educational building including stairs, halls, nursery and 
possibly the office. The following were appointed by the president: John 
Linker, Jackie Taylor and Philip Culp. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

The Consistory thanked Randy Bingham for his years of service as presi- 
dent and the incoming and outgoing members were served refreshments. 



Randy Bingham, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Ronnie Shoaf 

Marguerite Misenheimer 
John Linker 
David Gore 
Shearin Teague 
Harold Earnhardt 
Jean Puckett 
Tony Misenheimer 
Randy Bingham 
Alice Linker 
Ed Augustyn 
Jack Taylor 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



UBS IMS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 
Treasurer's Report for November, 1979 



Receipts 

First Sunday- 
Second Sunday- 
Third Sunday 
Fourth Sunday 

Total Receipts 

Disbursements 



Our Christian World Mission (OC¥M) $ L00.00 

NC Council of Churches 30.00 

Pastors Salary 887. 00 

Church Office Expense 5U.75 

Pastors Travel Expense 166.00 

Youth Ministry US. 00 

Flowers 12.00 

Music Ministry 100.00 

SWtons Salary 73.85' 

Utilities 318.28 

Misc. U9.00 

Sales Tax to be refunded ,U8 

Thank Offering (Designated) 199.00 

Total Disbursements $2,335.36 

Balance Brought Forward $1, 536.37 

Total Receipts for November 32.U12.10 

Total Receipts and Bal. Bro. Forward $3,9U8.U7 

Less Total Disbursements $2. 335.36 

Balance in Checking Account 12/1/79 $1,613.11 



Respectfully submitted, Weekly Requirement 3576.92 
Ray W, Brown-Treasurer November Average $553.27 



Undesignated Designated 

% 718.05 Family- 

U8U.25 Thank- 

565.55 % 199.00 

UU5.25 Offering 

$2,213.10 % 199.OO 
$2,1*12.10 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - January 13, 1980 



The Consistory of the Ursinus United Church of Christ met January 13 

in the conference room. The meeting was called to order by President 

Jean Puckett, after a brief devotional. The quarterly budget report showing 

a completed budget total of $32,224.21 was presented. (A complete report 

follows). The monthly treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,912.59 
Less Total Disbursements 2,911 .49 

Balance in checking account 1/1/80 $2,001 .10 

It was announced that Mr. Brown and Mr. Barnhardt agreed to keep their 
positions as Treasurer and Financial Secretary. 

Concerning the furnace, Shearin Teague spoke to Hugh Bost about beginning 
this work. Volunteers will be needed on the day the work is to be done. 
The work will be done on the first good day. 

The time of the annual meeting will be changed to 5:00 instead of 6:00. 

The Trustees did complete the weatherstri pping job. 

Pastor Fisher announced that the Ursinus College Choir, with about 40 
members, will be giving a concert at our church Saturday, March 1. The 
congregation will provide a covered dish supper for the group. The Women's 
Guild will be in charge of this. Homes will be needed to house about half 
of the group for the night and transportation will be needed to Salisbury 
for the ones staying in Rockwell. An offering will be taken to help defray 
the traveling expense of $250. 

A motion was made by Tony Misenheimer and seconded by Philip Culp to 
accept Rosemary Lowery's Letter of Transfer from the United Methodist Church. 

A motion was made by Ed Augustyn and seconded by Shearin Teague to hire 
Betty Alexander as Church Secretary. Mrs. Alexander had been working on a 
trial basis. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - January 13, 1980 PAGE TWO 

The Ash Wednesday Service will be held February 20 in the church 
sanctuary. Other Lenten Services will be scheduled at a later date. 

Jean Puckett will be cleaning the rail in January and Ed Augustyn will 
take February. 

Tony Misenheimer and Ed Augustyn volunteered to place the sign for 
the cemetery. 

Members of the Sanctuary and Altar Guild were announced as follows: 

Baptism - Marguerite Misenheimer 
Altar Cloths - Carolyn Puckett and Helen Earnhardt 
Communion - Marvin and Sue Hall, Hugh and Rena Bost 
Pew Cards - Anita Berger 

The meeting was then adjourned after prayer. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 



Attendance : 



Jean Puckett 
Philip Culp 
Tony Misenheimer 
Pat Holshouser 
Shearin Teague 
David Gore 
Ed Augustyn 
Alice Linker 
Harold Earnhardt 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



UESINDS UNITED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Rockwell, North Carolina 
Annual /Quarter Budget Report 

1979 

MISSION AMD SERVICE BEYOND THE PARISH BUDGET PAID 

Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) $ 2,625.00 -J c ° 

World Service (OGHS & SOS) 2^0.00 ?l2S 

Western NC Association (UCC) 80.00 - <{O f 

NC Council of Churches 30.00 js, 

Nazareth Childrens Home (UCC) 600.00 ^ 7-0 

Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry lj.00.00 w/T O 

Clxuroh Builders Club (For UCC Mission Churches) 100.00 / (> r. 

United Church of Christ Retirement Home 100.00 , r C 

Lancaster Theological Seminary (UCC) 100.00 //V ^ y 

John's River Camp (UCC) 200.00 3Q C ' 

MISSION AND SERVICE WITHIN THE PARISH (Ministry) 

Pastors Salary $10, 614]+. 00 / ; 6 ^ 4 C K 

Pastors Vehicle Allowance 2,000.00 p n c) O 

Pastors Group Hospital Insurance 1,100.00 ■ , / • '? 

Pastors Annunity Fund 1,522.C9 1 2-<T 

Vacation Supply and Guest Leadership 200.00 

Family Protection Plan (Life Insurance) 130,00 



Social Security 600.00 
Parish Program 

Church Office Expense & Supplies 600.00 

Church School 600.00 V^hT^" 

Youth Ministry 900.00 SBpS E 

Flowers 200.00 Q^UjScf 

Church Women 100.00 , 2 1 

Delegates expense to Conference & Association 100.00 . ni 

Bonding of Financial Secretary & Treasurer 10.00 X? T, OO 

Music Ministry 1,1+00.00 / ^5~3 f ( 

Building and Grounds 

Sextons Salary 1,000.00 / C'Oo 

Utilities 3,500,00 SSSS^ 

Insurance (Buildings) 600,00 '"' " f 4(J. 

Items not Listed Elsewhere 308.91 y 2 1 /] l> I 

Total Budget / $30,000.00 3^^g<*- 



Weekly Budget / Sales Tax to be refunded „ „ , . 

•^76.92 Total Special Collections ZZZZSSZJs^ 

Total Received for_ _ ^ 3-2-+.') 



Treasurer's Report December, 1979 

al Receipts |3»299.U8 
Disbursements 

Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) $1,125.00 

Pastors Group Hospital Ins. 26U.00 

Pastors Social Security (Partial) 300.00 

Church Office Expense I67.IO 

Church School Expense 352. 35 

Youth Ministry 75.00 

Church Women 70.63 

Flowers 20.00 

Music Ministry 125.00 

Sextons Salary 96.30 

Utilities 19U.15 

Misc. 39.36 

Sales Tax to be refunded 5.50 
Christmas Fund, Pension Boards (Special ) 77.10 

Total Disbursements $2,911.1*9 

Balance Brought Forward $1,613.11 

Total Receipts for December $3.299.U8 

Total Receipts & Bal. Bro. Forward $1+, 912. 59 

Less Total Disbursements $ 2.911.U9 

i .lance in Checking Account l/l/Q0 $2,001.10 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Ray W. Brown-Treasurer 

Weekly Requirement $576.92 
December Average $6I|i|.U8 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - February 17, 1980 

The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met in the conference 

room February 17, 1980. The meeting was begun with a devotional by Jean 

Puckett. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The 

monthly treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $5,410.25 
Less Total Disbursements 3,351 .70 

Balance in checking account 2/1/80 $2,058.55 

It was announced that the furance had been placed in the basement of 
the parsonage but it has not been installed. 

Tony Misenheimer will assume responsibility for polishing the rail in 
March and Jackie Taylor will be responsible in April. 

Preparations have been made for the Ursinus Choir's visit on March 1. 
Homes are available for the students and the meal is being planned by the 
Women's Guild. Announcements of the program will be mailed out to churches 
in the community and box holders in Rockwell. 

The Ash Wednesday Service is scheduled for February 20. This will be 
a service of The Imposition of Ashes. The Young Adult Sunday School Class 
will present a drame. 

A motion was made by Tony Misenheimer and seconded by John Peeler that 
the offering be given to the fund that is being raised for a trip to Hawaii 
for Mr. and Mrs. Ed Alcorn. 

The Pastor will be participating in the community Lenten Services. 

Heart Fund Sunday will be observed February 24 conducted by the Women's 
Club. 

The meeting was adjourned after praying the Lord's Prayer. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 



ATTENDANCE: Philip Culp 

Tony Misenheimer 
Harold Earnhardt 
John Peeler 
Pat Holshouser 
Jean Puckett 
James Bonds 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



Treasurer's Report 
Total Receipts 



Disbursements 

Church World Service $ 200.00 

Nazareth Children 1 s Home 200.00 
Pastors Salary 1,090.00 

Pastors Travel Expense 230.00 

Pastors Annuity Fund 3^0 .51 
Pastors Family Life Insurance 3U.59 

Church Office Expense 282.88 
Youth Ministry 75.00 
Flowers 30. 35 

Music Ministry 1 50.00 

Church Secretary 131.65 
Newsletter supplies 7&.20 
Sextons Salary 91.10 

Utilities 37U.10 
Sales Tax to be refunded 5. 32 



Total Disbursements &3» 3&.70 

Balance Brought Forward $2,001.10 
Total Receipts for January $3.U09.l5 



Total Receipts & Bal. Bro. Forward $$,l£:0.2$ 
Less Total Disbursements S3, 351.70 



Balance in Checking Account 2/L/80 $2, 058.55 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Ray W, Brown— Treasurer 

We olrl y He i voi ivoi 1 1 § 6->1 .'('J 
January Average $852.28 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - March 16, 1980 



The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met in the conference 
room March 16, 1980. The meeting was begun with a devotional by Harold 
Earnhardt. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The 
treasurer's report was given as follows: 



Rockwell Radio and Electric will be contacted again concerning the 
placement of the furnace in the parsonage. 

The Committee on Educational Building Improvement will meet March 24. 

The Trustees reported that they are still cautiously watching the leak 
in the Adult Sunday School Class. The leak appears to be fixed. 

A request for a work day for the church on May 3 was granted by the 
Consistory. 

The Trustees reported that Howard Hill was hired to mow the cemetery 
at $150/month. 

The Holy Week schedule was announced by the Pastor as follows: 

Wednesday - April 2 - Grace Lowerstone 

Thursday - April 3 - St. James Lutheran - Communion 

Friday - April 4 - Rockwell United Methodist 

Sunday - April 6 - Sunrise Service - Ursinus U.C.C. 

Sunday - April 6 - 11:00 Worship and Communion - Ursinus U.C.C. 

David Gore has been appointed as the official church photographer. He 
will be making pictures of special events and services of the church. 

Ed Augustyn discussed the usher program. The current program is not 
adequate. No action was taken at this time. 

The following committees were appointed: 



Total Receipts and Balance brought forward 

Less Total Disbursements 

Balance in checking account 3/1/80 



$4,713.27 
2,663.59 



$2,049.68 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - March 16, 1980 PAGE TWO 

Bible School: Penny Waddell, Ray Peeler, Paula Haynes 
Christmas Decorating: David and Diane Shepard, Ronnie and Susan Shoaf, 
Rena Bost, Shirley Fisher, Shearin and Ann Teague 

A motion was made by Harold Earnhardt and seconded by John Peeler that 
responsibilities will be typed and given to these committees. 

It was brought to the attention of the Consistory that the flower 
committee is not functioning as intended. The Consistory, after discussion, 
decided that a list of duties of this committee would be presented to the 
Church Women. The Church Women then will be responsible for the proper 
administration of this committee. 

After some discussion concerning using Lay Readers, a motion was made 
by Harold Earnhardt and seconded by John Peeler, that we begin using readers 
in April. John Peeler will be Lay Reader the first two weeks in April and 
Harold Earnhardt will read the last two weeks of the month. 

After prayer, the meeting was adjourned. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

ATTENDANCE: Jean Puckett 

Harold Earnhardt 
Pat Holshouser 
John Peeler 
Phil ip Culp 
David Gore 
Ed Augustyn 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



-usurer *s He port 



Total Receipts $2,6£U.?2 
Disbursements 

Our Christian World MIssion(OCWM) % 200. OC 

World Service 50. OC 

Pastor's Salary 1,091.0C 

Pastor's Travel Expense 227. OC 

Church Office 8 3.6B 

Church School Expense 112.60 

Youth Work 75. OC 
Flowers 

Music Ministry 100. OC 

Church Secretary 33» 8c 

News Letter Supplies 68, 2C 

Sexton's Salary 91. 
Utilities 

Misc. 17.45 

Sales Tax to be refunded 3«3^ 

Specials (Alcorn Tour Fund) 28. 0C 

Total Disbursements $2,663.£ 

Balance Brought Forward 

$2,058.55: 

Total Receipts for February 82.65U.7^ 

Total Receipts & Bal. Bro. Forward $i+»713. 2 7 

Less Total Disbursements Mi^3i^ 

Balance in Checking Account 3 A/ 80 $2,0U9.& 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Ray W. Bromi-Treaouxer 

Weekly Requirement &69L75L 

February Average $663. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - April 20, 1980 

The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met in the conference 
room April 20, at 7:30. The meeting was presided over by Shearin Teague in 
the absence of the president. A devotion from Romans 12 was given by Mr. 

Teague. ^ Brown p resen ted the Quarterly Report (see attached sheet) 
and the monthly report. Balances for the monthly report are as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $5,308.15 
Less Total Disbursements 3,180.21 
Balance in checking account 4/1/80 $2,127.94 

Rules concerning the flower committee should be drawn up before the 
next Consistory meeting. 

May 3 has been set as Clean Up Day for the church. Volunteers may 
come from 9:00 - 12:00. Various jobs of cleaning, painting and washing 
windows will be performed. 

The committee on church improvement met and reported the following: 
Carpet should be replaced in the following areas - church office and confe- 
rence room, educational building stairs and upstairs hall connecting the 
main building. Also carpet could be used from the outside entrance near 
the office, connecting the stairs. This area now has asphalt tile. Carpet 
grades suitable to the traffic situation will be used. 

Lay Readers for the month were appointed. Shearin Teague and Philip 
Culp will be filling these positions. Pat Holshouser will be in charge of 
polishing the rail in May. 

Permission was granted to Alice Linker to use the Fellowship Hall for 
an evening meal May 3. Permission was also granted to Jan Gore to use the 
Fellowship Hall June 1, 3:30 p.m. for a piano recital. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - April 20, 1980 PAGE TWO 

It was announced that the Church Men's Fellowship would be meeting 
Thursday, April 24 at Nazareth Children's Home. 

Correspondence was received from Lancaster Seminary asking for a con- 
tact person in the congregation to receive special items of information 
about the seminary and keep the church members informed. Dot Royal was 
appointed to the position upon her approval. 

A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by David Gore to dis- 
continue the use of the Family Devotion Booklet and to use "These Days" 
devotional booklets altogether. "Family Devotion" had a price increase 
and a new format that was not desirable. 

Thank you notes were received from the Al corns for our help in making 
their trip possible, and the parents of Nancy South for receiving the news- 
letter. The Souths' expressed their appreciation with a check to defray the 
cost of the newsletter. 

Delegates to Conference, June 6-7 at Elon College, will be Shearin 
Teague and Pastor Fisher. 

A Pentecost Celebration will be held May 25 at 6:00. This will be a 
covered dish supper and the guest speaker will be Robert Misenheimer of 
Concord. 

C. A. Cozart and Marvin Hall are qualified and will be considered to 
be given Elders Emeritus honors at the May meeting of Consistory. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned after prayer. 

Jean Puckett, President 

Jackie Taylor 

ATTENDANCE: David Gore p a t Holshouser Alice Linker 
John Peeler Harold Earnhardt Pastor Fisher 
James Bonds Shearin Teague 
Philip Culp Jackie Taylor 



TREASURER'S 

REPORT 
MAR0H 1980 



Receipt s 1 



Firet Sunday 
Second Sunday 
Third Sunday 
Fourth Sunday 
Fifth Sunday 




i 3,258.U7 



TOTAL RECEIPTS 



Disbursements 

Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) 

John's River Camp 

Pastor 1 s Salary 

Pastor's Travel Expense 

Pastor's Group Hospital 

Church Office Expense 

Youth Ministry 

Flowers 

Bonding Treasurer 
Music Ministry 
Church Secretary 
Sexton's Salary 
Utilities 
Misc. 

Sales Tax to be Refunded 
Total Disbursements 

Balance Brought Forward 
Total Receipts for March 

Total Receipts & Bal« Brought Forward 
Less Total Disbursements 

Balance in Checking Account U/1/80 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Ray V. Brown, Treasurer 



$ 200.00 
200.00 
1,091.00 
227.00 
26U.OO 

52.73 
8I+.50 
20.00 
25.00 

210.00 
70.80 

117.80 

317.75 
298.19 



% 2,01*9.68 

% 5t 308*15 
% 3.180,21 

$ 2,127.91+ 



Weekly Requirement 691.79 
Mar (h Average $ 651.69 



URSINUS DOTCDED CHURCH OP CHRIST 
Rockwell, North Carolina 
Annual Quarter Budget Report 



1980 

MISSION AND SERVICE BEYOND THE PARISH BUDGET 

Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) $ 2,625.00 

World Service (OGHS & SOS) 250.00 

Western NC Association (UCC) 80.00 

NC Council of Churches 30.00 

Nazareth Childrens Home (UCC) 600.00 

Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry U00.00 

Church Builders Club (For UCC Mission Churches) 100.00 

United Church of Christ Retirement Center 100.00 

Lancaster Theological Semi nary (UCC) 500.00 

John's River Camp (UCC) 200.00 

MISSION AND SERVICE WITHIN THE PARISH (Ministry) 

Pastor's Salary 812,000.00 

Pastor's Vehicle Allowance 2, £00.00 

Pastor's Group Hospital Insurance 1,100.00 

Pastor's Annunity Fund 1,720.00 

Vacation Supply and Guest Leadership 200.00 

Family Protection Plan (Life Insurance) 130.00 

Social Seourity 735.00 

Parish Program 

Church Offioe Expense and Supplies $ 800.00 

Church School 600.00 

Youth Ministry 1,000.00 

Flowers 200.00 

Church Women 100.00 

Delegates expense to Conference and Association 100.00 

Bonding of Financial Secretary and Treasurer 25.00 

Music Ministry 2,000.00 

Church Secretary 1,378.00 

Newsletter supplies 200,00 

Building and Grounds 

Sexton's Salary $ 1,200.00 

Utilities U t 500.00 

Insurance (Buildings) 600.00 
Items not listed elsewhere 



TOTAL BUDGET $35,973.00 



Weekly Budget 
$691,79 



Sales Tax to be refunded 
Total Special Collections 
Total Received for 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - May 18, 1 980 

The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met May 18 in the 

conference room. The meeting was opened by a prayer led by President Jean 

Puckett. The monthly treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,895.14 
Less Total Disbursements 3,316.92 
Balance in checking account 5/1/80 $1 ,578.22 

The Consistory approved a set of guidelines for the flower committee 
of the church. Copies of these guidelines will go to the new committee 
named by the church women in September. 

Discussions were held concerning the awarding of Elder Emeritus Honors. 
After lengthy debate, a motion was made by Shearin Teague to defer the 
awards. The motion did not carry. A motion was made by Harold Earnhardt, 
seconded by Pat Holshouser, to give recognition and honor to Mr. Marvin Hall 
with the office of Elder Emeritus. The motion carried. A second motion 
made by Harold Earnhardt, seconded by John Peeler, was that a like award be 
presented to Mr. C. A. Cozart. 

After a discussion concerning audio systems to aid persons with impaired 
hearing in the congregation, a motion was made by John Peeler to ask Hugh 
Bost, Jr. to look into the most economicaland efficient system available. 

The Pastor mentioned that the city zoning fued was having an effect on 
the spiritual life of the church. 

It was announced that the Conference on Evangelism will be held May 23 
and 24 at Blowing Rock Assembly Grounds. The cost is $18. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - May 18, 1980 PAGE TWO 

A motion was made by Pat Holshouser and seconded by Jackie Taylor to 
give permission to Cindy Miller to hold a wedding reception in the Fellow- 
ship Hall November 15. The wedding of Hugh Bost, Jr. and Shirley Hildebran 
will be held in the Sanctuary July 26. 

David Gore will be lecturer the first three Sundays in June, with 
John Peeler acting as lecturer the last two Sundays. 

Ed Augustyn will be in charge of polishing the rail in June. 

The church will recognize graduates with flowers on the altar June 8. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned with the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Jean Puckett, President 
Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: David Gore 
John Peeler 
Pat Holshouser 
Harold Earnhardt 
Jean Puckett 
Jackie Taylor 
Shearin Teague 
Pastor Fisher 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - June 15, 1980 



The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met June 15 in the 
conference room. The meeting was opened with a prayer by the president. 
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's 
report was given as follows: 



Information on Audio Systems was discussed. One system was highly 
recommended, but the group felt that microphones would not be suitable for 
our sanctuary. After some discussion it was decided that Doug's Electronics 
should be contacted. Mr. C. A. Cozart will contact this firm. 

The furance project has been completed. The bill is not yet available. 

Philip Culp will contact members of the carpet renovation committee. 

The Pastor gave highlights of the conference held at Elon. It was 
noted that Blowing Rock Assmebly Grounds is operating in the black for the 
first time in many years. Conference approved $150,000 for new churches. 
Catawba and Elon struggle with the economy. The second Retirement Home 
will be built in Thomasville, with the third home proposed for the East 
N.C. and Virginia area. 

Tony Misenheimer asked if a gate in the fence near the back of the 
church would not be helpful to the Fishers for unloading groceries, etc. 
This suggestion will be referred to the Trustees. 

A motion was made by Tony Misenheimer and seconded by John Peeler 
that a letter of transfer for Jay and Betsy Culp be accepted from Bethlehem 
United Methodist Church. 



Total Receipts and Balance brought forward 

Less Total Disbursements 

Balance in checking account 6/1/80 



$4,467.10 
2,947.12 
$1 ,519.98 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - June 15, 1980 PAGE TWO 

Bible School will begin June 16 and run through June 20. 

The Youth Fellowship will spend the day at Carowinds June 24. Jan 
and David Gore will be .supervising along with the Pastor. 

The Pastor's vacation will be June 23 - 29. Huitt Carpenter will 
be the visiting pastor. 

Lecturers for July will be Ed Augustyn, 6 and 13; and Jean Puckett, 
20 and 27. A. L. and Alice Linker will polish the rail. 

It was brought to the attention of the Consistory that a suggestion 
box may be helpful. After some discussion, it was decided that the Con- 
sistory would welcome suggestions made through individual members of the 
Consistory, but that a box as such might be used for gripes. 

After praying the Lord's Prayer, the meeting was adjourned. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Alice Linker 
John Peeler 
Tony Misenheimer 
Ed Augustyn 
David Gore 
Harold Earnhardt 
Jean Puckett 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



TREASURER'S REPORT ^ MAY, 1980 

Total Receipts $2,888.88 
Disbursements 

Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry % 200.00 

UOC ^Jtirement Home 100.00 

Lancaster Theological Seminary 100.00 

Pastor's Salary 1,091.00 

Pastor's Travel Expense 227.00 

Church Office Expense 15L76 

Church School Expense 71 »7U 

Youth Ministry ~ 75.00 

Church Women 25.00 

Delegate Expense 50.00 

Hovers 37.00 

Music Ministry 150.00 

Church Secretary U2.95 

Sexton's Salary 91.10 

Utilities 35U.52 

Misc. 10.^0 

Sales Tax to be refunded 12.05 

Specials (Easter lilies) 157.50 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $2,9U7.12 

Balance Brought Forward $1,578.22 

TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR MAY $2.888.88 

TOTAL RECEIPTS & BAL. BRO. FORWARD $U,U67.10 

Less Total Disbursements S2.9U7.12 

Balance in Checking Account 6/1/80 $1,519.98 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ray W. Brown-Treasurer 

$691.79 Weekly Requirement 



$7??.?? ft ■ ■ May Avarngp 



ubsinus tncrasD chough of christ 

Rockwell, ITorth Carolina 
Annual (Quarter Budget Report 



1980 

MISSION AND SERVICE BEYOHD THE PARISH BUDGET 

Our Christian World Mission (OCWM) $ 2,625.00 

World Servioe (OGHS & SOS) 250.00 

Western NC Association (UCC) 80.00 

NC Council of Churches 30.00 

Nazareth Childrens Home (UCC) 600.00 

Rowan Cooperative Christian Ministry U00.00 

Church Builders Club (For UCC Mission Churches) 100.00 

United Church of Christ Retirement Center 100.00 

Lancaster Theological Seminary (UCC) 500.00 

John's River Camp (UCC) 200.00 

MISSION AND SERVICE WITHIN THE PARISH (Ministry) 

Pastor 1 s Salary #12,000.00 

Pastor's Vehiole Allowance 2,500.00 

Pastor's Group Hospital Insurance 1,100.00 

Pastor's Annunity Fund 1,720.00 

Vacation Supply and Guest Leadership 200.00 

Family Protection Plan (Life Insurance) 130.00 

Social Security 735.00 

Parish Program 

Church Offioe Expense and Supplies % 800.00 

Church School 600.00 

Youth Ministry 1,000.00 

Flowers 200.00 

Church Women 100.00 

Delegates expense to Conference and Association 100.00 

Bonding of Financial Secretary and Treasurer 25*00 

Music Ministry 2,000.00 

Church Secretary 1,378.00 

Newsletter supplies 200.00 

Building and Grounds 

Sexton's Salary % 1,200.00 

Utilities U, 500.00 

Insurance. (Buildings) 600.00 
Items not listed elsewhere 



TOTAL BUDGET $35,973.00 



Weekly Budget 



Sales Tax to be refunded 
Total Special Collections 
Total Received for 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - July 20, 1980 

The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met June 15 in the 

conference room. The meeting was opened with a prayer by the President, 

Jean Puckett. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. 

The Quarterly Treasurer's report was presented (see attached sheet). The 

treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,724.86 
Less Total Disbursements 3,036.96 
Balance in checking account 7/1/80 $1 ,687.90 

Contact has not been made with Doug's Electronics concerning the 
audio system. Pastor Fisher will try to make this contact. 

The Trustees decided that a gate for the fence in back of the Fishers 
will not be necessary since it is seldom used. 

A discussion was held about "Passing the Peace". Tony Misenheimer 
recommended that some type of badge be made for members of the Hospitality 
Committee to use. 

A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by Ad Augustyn to bring 
Shirley Hildebran into our church fellowship through reaffirmation of faith. 

The Choir Committee requested funds for new robes totaling approximately 
$1,700. Permission was asked to present this to the congregation. Permis- 
sion was granted. A motion was made by Tony Misenheimer and seconded by 
John Peeler that the congregation be presented the idea of families donating 
a robe in honor or memory of a loved one. This could be done by a special 
offering envelope. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - July 20, 1980 PAGE TWO 

Lectors for August are Tony Misenheimer - 1st Sunday and Ed Augustyn 
remaining Sundays (Except Blowing Rock Sunday). Philip Culp will polish 
the rail . 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Jean Puckett 
John Peeler 
Tony Misenheimer 
Phil ip Culp 
Ed Augustyn 
David Gore 
Pat Holshouser 
Pastor Fisher 



TREASURER' 5 REPORT 1980 JUHE, 



Total Receipts $3,20l+.88 
Disbursements 



Our. Christian World Mission (OCWM) % 300.00 

Hazareth Children's Home 200.00 

Pastor's Salary 1,091.00 

Pastor.'.s Travel Expense 227.00 

Pastor's Group Hospital 261+.00 

— Church Office Expense 28.22 

Youth Ministry 75.00 

Church Women 5.10 

Blowers 1+2.00 

Music Ministry 50.00 

Church Secretary 50.28 

Sexton's Salary ✓ 117.80 

[JtilitieB 537.1+6 
Miso # 

Sales 32ax to be refunded 1.68 

H DISS IJR&MTS $3,036.96 

L B&lsBOe Brought Jbrward • -..«, $1 , 51 9 . 98 

TOTAI. RECEIPTS; FOR JuTffi ,f ft3.20U.88 



TOTAL RECEIPTS & BAL, BRO. ISRWARD S1+.721+.86 
$6tal Disbursements " i $3.036.96 



Bala&b© in Checking Account 7/1/80 $1,687.90 

Hespeotfully submitted, 
Say W« ' 3rovm-^|cea8urer 

June weekly average.... $6i+0. 98 
Weekly reqT±cemment....,$691 .79 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - August 17, 1980 

The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met August 17 in 

the conference room. The meeting was opened by a prayer led by President 

Jean Puckett. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. 

The treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,724.86 
Less Total Disbursements 3,036.96 
Balance in checking account 7/1/80 $1 ,687.90 

A new audio system has been installed in the Sanctuary to aid persons 
with hearing impairments. The installation cost was $100 and the total 
bill was $552.40. A motion was made by Shearin Teague and seconded by 
Alice Linker that the system be paid for through the Building Fund. 

Concerning the choir robes that are now being purchased, these funds 
will be held in a special fund by Mr. Brown. Persons may give robes in 
memory or honor of loved ones with this information being given to the 
Pastor. Special envelopes will be avilable in the pews for persons wishing 
to contribute. 

Permission was granted for the Fellowship Hall to be used for honoring 
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Oliver with a shower on September 7. A request was made 
by Cindy Miller to use the Sanctuary for her wedding in November with Pastor 
James Cress officiating. A motion was made by Harold Earnhardt , seconded by 
Ed Augustyn to approve this request provided all rules and regulations of 
the church be observed and followed as described in the guidelines of the 
church constitution. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - August 17, 1980 PAGE TWO 

A request for membership into the church was made by Mrs. Amy May. 
A motion was made by Alice Linker and seconded by Pat Holshouser to write 
for Mrs. May's Letter of Transfer from Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 
Gold Hill , North Carolina. 

A discussion was held by Pastor Fisher concerning the possibility of an 
outdoor church service on the lawn between the church and Citizen's Savings 
and Loan with possibly a covered dish meal. No definite date was set. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Jean Puckett 
Ed Augustyn 
Alice Linker 
Pat Holshouser 
Shearin Teague 
Harold Earnhardt 
James Bonds 
David Gore 
Pastor Fisher 



David Wagner Gore Jan Lookabill Gore 



P.O. BOX 892 • ROCKWELL, N.C. 28138 • 704-279-7456 



August 31, 1980 



Members of the Consistory, 

After many weeks of prayer and soul-searching, I have come to the 
decision to accept the position as Organist/Choir Director at St. Peters 
Lutheran Church. This decision has come with many heartaches, as my 
emotions tell me to remain at this church which T have grown to love in the 
past 5 years. My professional need as a church musician was the primary 
influence in my decision to change. My work with children and youth both 
musically and otherwise is of great interest to me, and the size of the St. 
Peters congregation offers me the opportunity to expand this interest and 
to spread my ministry in this field. Additionally, the new Casavant organ 
being installed this month offers new challpngps to me. 

These alone are the reasons I feel I must try the new opportunities 
that St. Peters offers, not because I want tb leave my friends at Ursinusi 
The kindness and generosity shown to me here far exceeds any expectations 
I have had or ever will have. I love everyone here, and feel so fortunate 
to have worked with the best choir in town. 

I pray my decision is the right one. I not only ask your acceptance 
of my resignation, but your understanding and support as well. My resig- 
nation takes effect October 1st. 

Thank you for your friendship and love. These wonderful years at 
Ursinus will never be forgotten! 



Your friend in Christ, 




Jan L. Gore 



Addendum : 



I feel both thp desire and obligati on to 
inform the members of the choir individually, and 
for this reason, I ask that my resignation remain 
confidential with you until such time as I am 
able to do so. 



MINUTES OF CALLED MEETING OF CONSISTORY - August 31 , 1980 



A special meeting of the Consistory of Ursinus Church was called on 
Sunday, August 31, 1980 after the church service in the conference room. 
This meeting was to have a Letter of Resignation presented to the Consistory 
from organist Jan Gore. This resignation will become effective October 1. 

With much regret a motion was made by Ed Augustyn and seconded by 
Shearin Teague to accept this resignation. 

A Search Committee of the following persons was appointed by the 
president: Shearin Teague, Helen Earnhardt, Marguerite Misenheimer, 
Jean Puckett, president of the Consistory and Pastor Fisher. 

It was decided by the group that a covered dish dinner will be held 
Sunday October 5 after church in honor of Jan. Jean Puckett will be in 
charge of obtaining a gift for Jan on that occasion. 

Jean Puckett, President 
Jackie Taylor, Secretary 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - September 21, 1980 

The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met September 21 in 

the conference room. The meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer. The 

minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's 

report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,346.28 
Less Total Disbursements 2,903.77 
Balance in checking account 9/1/80 $1 ,442.51 

Lecturer for October will be John Peeler, 5 and 22; and Alice Linker, 

19 and 26. 

Jackie Taylor will polish the rail. 

Porter Siewell will be visiting the pulpit on September 28 in the 
absence of the Pastor. 

A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by Alice Linker to receive 
Kim Hatley into the church. 

The Western Association Meeting will be held Saturday, October 11 in 
Ramseur, North Carolina. A motion was made by Ed Augustyn and seconded by 
John Peeler to send Jean Puckett and Pastor Fisher as delegates. 

A discussion was held as to the salary of the prospeftive organist. It 
was decided by the group that the salary should stay within the budget if 
at all possible. 

A job description for the position of organist was presented by Pastor 
Fisher. A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by Philip Culp to 
approve this contract. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - September 21, 1980 PAGE TWO 

Mr. and Mrs. James Winter, missionaries to Togo, will be guest speakers 
for a mission emphasis program October 26. This will be a family night 
covered dish supper. 

The meeting was closed with a prayer. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Shearin Teague 
Alice Linker 
John Peeler 
James Bonds 
Jean Puckett 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 



TREASURER'S REPORT AUGUST 1980 

TOTAL JffiCEIPTS • $ 2,997.U2 
Disbursements \ ( 

Our Christian World Servioe (OCWM) $ UOO.OO 
Lancaster Theological Seminary 100.00 
Pastor's Salary 1,091.00 
Pastor's Travel Expense 227.00 
. Church. Off ice Expense 59. 1U 

,: Youth Ministry n\ ■■ Ti>*00 
Church Women 5.J+2 
MuBic Ministry 17^*00 
Church Secretary 1 
Se^+on's Salary 91.10 
Utilities 525.20 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $ 2,903.77 

Balance Brought Forward $ 1,3lj.6 # 0j 

Total Receipts for August $ 2.997.U2 

Total , Reoeipts & Sal. Bro. Forward &l|. f 3U5.2Q 

Less Total Disbursements $ 2,903*77 

' Balaiice ■ in Checking Account 9/1/80 $1, L}1|2..>1 

Respectfully • submitted,' 
Ray W, Brown, Treasurer 

' August Weekly Avg. §$9%U$ 

Weekly Requirement $551.79 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - October 18, 1980 



The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met October 18 in 

the conference room. The meeting was opened by a prayer by the President, 

Jean Puckett. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. 

Mr. Ray Brown presented the quarterly report of the treasury. The monthly 

report was presented as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,152.47 
Less Total Disbursements 2,891 .45 

Balance in checking account 9/1/80 $1 ,261 .02 

Lecturers for November are Harold Earnhardt, 2 and 9; and Carolyn 
Puckett 16 and 30. Ed Augustyn will polish the rail. 

A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by Harold Earnhardt to 
erase Helen Lowery's name from the church roll. Mrs. Lowery is not a 
member of First Baptist Church, Salisbury. 

Plans are made for Mr. and Mrs. James Winter, missionaries to Togo, 
to fisit us October 29. There will be a covered dish supper in the Fellow- 
ship Hall. Ed and Suzanne Augustyn will be hosts for the evening. A 
motion was made by Ed Augustyn and seconded by Alice Linker to give the 
speakers a $50 honorarium. 

The carpet committee composed of Philip Culp, John Linker and Jackie 
Taylor and the Trustees recommended that approximately $3,500 be spent 
carpeting the church office, the conference room, stairs and upstairs hall. 
Also the committee recommended that the hall by the church office be carpeted. 
(A complete copy of this recommendation follows the minutes). 

Pastor Fisher presented materials that he would like to use for Thanks- 
giving and Christmas. A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by Alice 
Linker that these materials be ordered. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - October 18, 1980 PAGE TWO 

A committee was appointed by the president to present a slate of church 
officers to be elected in December. The committee to make these nominations 
is as follows: Harold Earnhardt, Alice Linker, and Philip Culp. 

The church budget totaling $36,952 for 1981 was presented by the Deacons. 
A motion was made by Harold Earnhardt and seconded by John Peeler that the 
budget be adopted. ( A complete copy of the budget is filed with the minutes.) 

The meeting was closed with the Lord's Prayer. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Ed Augustyn 
John Peeler 
Ray Brown 
Harold Earnhardt 
Philip Culp 
Jackie Taylor 
Pastor Fisher 
Jean Puckett 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

Total Receipts 

Bj-a bursements 

Pastor's Salary 
Pastor's Travel Expense 
Pastor's Group Hospital 
Vacation Supply 
Church Office Expense 
Youth Ministry 
Hovers 

Music Ministry 
Churoh Secretary 
Sexton's Salary 
Utilities 
Misc. 

Sales Tax to be refunded 
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 

Balance Brought Forward 
Total Receipts for September 



September 1980 
% 2,709.96 



% 1,091.00 
227.00 
26U.OO 
50.00 
95.70 
75.00 

85.UO 

260,00 

117.80 
505.8U 

59.82 
% 2 f 89lli*5 

* 1,14*2.51 
& 2.709.96 



Total Receipts & Bal. Bro, 
Less Total Disbursements 

Balance in Checking Account 
September 1, 1980 

xiespectfully submitted, 
Ray W. Brovrn-Troasurdr 
September Weekly Average 
Weekly Requirement 



UJ52.U7 



% 1,261.02 



$677.50 
$691.79 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - November 16, 1980 



The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met November 16 in 

the conference room. The meeting was opened with a prayer by the President 

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer' 

report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $3,672.07 
Less Total Disbursements 2,816.77 
Balance in checking account 11/1/80 $ 855.30 

It was noted that the weekly average has been short of the weekly requi 

ment for several weeks. If the trend continues, an appeal may be made to 

the congregation. 

Philip Culp will polish the rail. Suzanne Augustyn will be lector on 
the 7th and 14th and Jean Puckett on the 21st and 28th of December. 

Rachel Lapham was appointed by the president to fill the unexpired term 
of David Gore on the Consistory. (Mrs. Lapham was next high in votes on 
the ballot). A motion was made by Ed Augustyn and seconded by John Peeler 
that we approve the appointment. 

The following slate of officers was presented: 

Elders - Alan Culp, Dot Royal, John Peeler, Hugh Bost, James Bonds and 
Shearin Teague 

Deacons - Pat Holshouser - Gary Hall, Philip Culp. Nancy Miller, Randy 

Bingham and Jackie Taylor 
Trustee - Ray Peeler, Marvin Hall 

A motion was made by John Peeler and seconded by James Bonds that the 
slate be accepted. The slate will appear in the bulletin, November 23. 
The election will be held December 7. 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - November 16, 1980 



PAGE TWO 



Also at the congregational meeting on December 7, the budget for 1981 
will be voted on for approval and a recommendation by the Trustees and 
the carpet committee will be presented for approval. 

The date for the next Consistory meeting was set for December 28, since 
the third Sunday would conflict with the Christmas programs. A report 
from the organ search committee indicated that they have no prospects in 
view at the present time. Advertisements have been placed in the paper. 
Becky Deal continues to be the interim organist. 

It was announced that Ursinus Church will host the Community Thanksgiving 
Service November 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

The Christmas Program will be held December 21. The Consistory approved 
a Communion Service for Christmas Eve. Church wide caroling will be held 
December 14. 

The meeting was adjourned after prayer. 

Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: James Bonds 
John Peeler 
Pat Holshouser 
Shearin Teague 
Philip Culp 
Jean Puckett 
Harold Earnhardt 
Jackie Taylor 
Alice Linker 
Pastor Fisher 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



OCTOBER, 1980 



Total Receipts $ 2,1*11.05 

Ooo. minors 

Disbursements 

Pastor's Salary $ 1,091.00 

Pastor's Travel Expense 227.00 

Pastor's Annunity U29.00 

Pastor's Family Insuranoe 39.00 

Vacation Supply §0.00 

Church Offioe 1+U.06 

Church Sohool Supplies 5.00 

Youth Ministry 20.00 

Delegate Expense 25.00 

Flowers 21 .00 

Music Ministry 170.00 

Church Seoretary 50.69 

Sexton's Salary 91.10 

Utilities 51+3.28 

Miso. 9.00 

Sales Tax to be refunded 1 «6U 
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $ 2,816.77 

Balanoe Brought Forward $ 1,261.02 

Total Receipts for Ootober $ 2 t U 1*.Q5 

Total Receipts & Bal. Bro. Frwd. $ 3,672.07 

Less Total Disbursements 8 2.816.77 

Balanoe in Ck. Acot. 1 ./1/80 $ 855.30 

Respeotfully submitted, 
Ray W. Brown - Treasurer 

October Weekly Average $ 602,51 

Weekly Requirement $ 691 .79 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - December 28, 1980 



The Consistory of Ursinus United Church of Christ met December 28 
at the home of Jean Puckett. The meeting was opened with a prayer by 
the President. Consistory members of both outgoing and new members were 
present. 

The Consistory asked that a detailed budget report be made before 
January 4 to see if additional funds will be needed to complete the 1980 
budget. An appeal will be made on that Sunday if the budget is short. 

Pat Holshouser will polish the rail. Lectors will be Philip Culp, 
1st and 2nd second Sundays, and Harold Earnhardt, 3rd and 4th Sundays. 

A report from the organ search committee said that more advertisements 
had been placed in the paper. The interim organist, Becky Deal, is consi- 
dering becoming the permanent organist, but has given no definite answer. 

The Pastor noted that there had been a drop in attendance during the 
year. This decline also had its effect on the collections. 

The Youth Program needs leaders at this time. Pastor Fisher has volun- 
teered to lead this group until something can be worked out. 

The annual congregational meeting will be held January 18. As is the 
custom, this will be a covered dish supper. 

The Consistory will meet January 11 so as not to conflict with the 
annual meeting. 

An election of officers was held with the following persons elected 
to serve for the year 1981: 



MINUTES OF THE CONSISTORY - December 28, 1980 



PAGE TWO 



President Jean Puckett 

Vice President -Shearin Teague 

Treasurer Ray Brown 

Financial Secretary Ray Barnhardt 

Recording Secretary Jackie Taylor 

Memorial Fund Treas. Ed Augustyn 

The Treasurer's report was given as follows: 

Total Receipts and Balance brought forward $4,704.87 
Less Total Disbursements 3,568.57 
Balance in checking account 12/1/80 $1 ,1 36.38 

The meeting was then adjourned with a prayer and members were 

invited for refreshments. 



Jean Puckett, President 



Jackie Taylor, Secretary 

Attendance: Pat Holshouser 
John Peeler 
Shearin Teague 
Philip Culp 
Harold Earnhardt 
Jackie Taylor 
Jean Puckett 
Pastor Fisher 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

Hover Pedestals (memorial) 

Total Reoeipts 

Disbursements 

Western N, C» Association 
Nazareth Children's Rome 
Church Builders Club 
Pastor's Salary 
Pastor's Travel Expense 
Church Office Expense 
Church School Expense 
Youth Ministry 
Flowers 

Music Ministry 
Church Secretary 
Sexton's Salary 
Utilities 

Sales Tax to be Refunded 
Flower Pedestals (memorial) 
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 

Balance Brought Forward 
Total Receipts for November 



Total Receipts & Bal. Bro. Frwd. 
Less Total Disbursements 

Balance in Ck. Acct. 12/1/80 

Respectfully submitted , 
Ray W. Brown, Treasurer 

November Weekly Average 
Weekly Requirement 



NOVEMBER, 1980 
% 817.11 



80.00 
200.00 
100.00 
1,091.00 
227.00 
108.98 

11U.U9 
80.00 

21.00 
215.00 
U7.87 
91.10 
37U.10 
.8U 
817.11 



% 3,$68.U9 
% 85S.30 

% U,70U.87 
% 3,^68. U9 

% 1,136.38 



606. [.9 
691.79 



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